Nurul Haque Nur, the VP-elect of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu), has expressed solidarity with the Ruqayyah Hall students who are on hunger strike.
“I also demand that the hall provost step down as she does not have any moral rights to retain her post,” Nur said in union with the demand placed forward by the demonstrators.
Nur said that he is expressing solidarity with the girls as their “demands are logical”.
He also came down heavily on the DU authorities showing apathy to the girls who have already spent a night at the hall’s entrance. Nur voiced concerns over the security of the girls.
Meanwhile, Mostafizur Rahman, vice president candidate of Jatiyabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) panel also expressed unanimity with the girls’ and pledged to take the movement forward with them.
The girls of Ruqayyah Hall are demanding re-election to their Hall Sangsad and resignation of the hall provost over her failure to hold a fair election.