BUET Crisis Took a New Turn
The crisis of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) has taken a new turn. The agitating teachers, students and employees of BUET on Sunday submitted a memorandum to President Zillur Rahman, also the chancellor of the university, demanding removal of their vice-chancellor and pro-vice-chancellor.
Hundreds of demonstrators of BUET started marching towards Bangabhaban, the official residence of the president, from their university campus around 11:00am with a procession to submit the memo.
But police obstructed them near Doel Chattar around 11:30am and later allowed some teachers to go to the presidential palace.
BUET Teachers' Association President Prof Dr Mujibur Rahman and Secretary Ashraful Islam, submitted the memorandum to the president.
However, another group of teachers and ruling party-backed Bangladesh Chhatra League rallying in support of the administration and terming the protesters' demand illogical.
Moreover, the vice-chancellor, SM Nazrul Islam said "I have sent a letter to the teachers' association president, Md Mujibur Rahman, offering talks over the crisis and requesting them to resume classes but he refused to talk."
"I have met education minister Nurul Islam Nahid and also will meet him again on Sunday for a solution," he said, adding that he wanted to meet president Zillur Rahman, also the chancellor, along with the representatives of the teachers' association.