PUST closes amid students’ protest

Published: November 06, 2018 12:34:42 | Updated: November 08, 2018 18:15:35

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Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST) was declared closed sine die on Monday night amid students’ protest over their six-point demands.

The announcement was made in the night at a regent board meeting, said Vice-chancellor Professor Dr Rostam Ali.

The students have been asked to vacate their dormitories by Tuesday morning.

Additional police have been deployed in the campus to avoid any untoward situation.

University sources said that students staged demonstration in the campus on Monday demanding to fulfill their six-point demand. The students also kept the VC confined in the registrar building.

Their demands include cancellation of airdrop system, all the batches after 2015-16 to be included under ordinance, to provide subsidy for food in dining of halls, to solve rooms and chair crisis, to solve transport crisis, setting-up wifi system in the campus and setting up police outpost in the premises for the security of the students.

Tensed situations were prevailing in and around the campus due to the students’ protest, said Obaidul Haque, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, UNB reported.

The students, however, said the university authorities assured them of fulfilling their demands around 3/4 months ago, but till now, not effective steps were seen.

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