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BUET students write open letter to PM seeking politics-free campus

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General students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) protesting against the resumption of politics on the campus have written an open letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina requesting that the BUET campus be kept excluded from student politics even if it needs to amend the law.

“[Honouarble] Prime Minister, it is our earnest request to you that you implement the dream that the greatest Bengali of all time had about BUET and the policy that he adopted to keep BUET out of student politics, even if it needs to amend the law,” they said while reading out the letter at a press conference in front of the BUET Administrative Building around 6:00 pm on Tuesday.

“Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had realised that the nature of BUET is different. So, he kept this university out of the purview of politics. Today, when the leaders and activists of the political party formed by him talk about bringing a specialised university like BUET under politics at any cost, it we believe insults the ideology and decision of the father of the nation,” the letter read.

“It is not possible for any student to take part in political activities after concentrating on routine studies and research in this university,” the general students noted in the letter.

Earlier on Monday, the High Court stayed a BUET order banning student politics on the campus. On the heels of the order, the general students also called on the vice chancellor to take measures to keep the campus free from student politics.

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