Abrar Fahad murder protests continue universities in Bangladesh
01:32 PM, October 09, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:25 PM, October 09, 2019

Abrar killing: Protests continue at universities

Students and teachers of several educational institutions across the country including the universities of Dhaka, Chittagong and Rajshahi have been continuing demonstration on their respective campuses demanding justice for Abrar Fahad.

In Dhaka University, students, teachers and guardians brought out a procession holding black flags demanding justice for Abrar and safety of all students on the campus.

The protesters took position in front of the Raju Memorial sculpture after parading the campus. They were holding a demonstration there till 1:15pm when the report was filed.

Many prominent teachers including Prof Asif Nazrul, economist Prof Anu Muhammad and Prof MM Akash spoke at the program.

Ducsu Vice President Nurul Haque Nur was also present there.

In Jagannath University (JnU), students and teachers formed a human chain around 12noon, demanding capital punishment of Abrar's killers.

In University of Jahangirnagar (JU), students have also been protesting against the murder of Abrar.

On the other hand, members of JU unit of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) also brought out a separate procession around 9:00am demanding the same. They later formed a rally in front of 'Amar Ekushey' sculpture when Mahbubul Haque Rafa, library affairs secretary of JU BCL unit chased them away with a stick from the campus, reports our JU correspondent.

In Rajshahi University, hundreds of students protested Abrar Killing through a demonstration in front of the central library around 11:00am.

Later they paraded the campus, chanting slogans, demanding justice for all the campus killings. They also demanded ban on BCL politics on the campus, reports our RU correspondent from the spot.

Students of Rajshahi University of Science and Technology (RUET) also brought out a procession from in front of the main gate in Talaimari area demanding the same, our correspondent added.

In Chittagong University, female residential students brought out a procession followed by a human chain in front of the Shaheed Minar on the campus around 10:30am.

They demanded capital punishment for the killers of Abrar.

Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of the university’s electrical and electronic engineering department, was beaten to death allegedly by some BCL leaders at the university’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall sometime between 7:30pm Sunday and 2:30am Monday.

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