Dhaka University's Ruqayyah Hall girls withdraw hunger strike

Published: March 15, 2019 10:42:46 | Updated: March 15, 2019 17:30:42


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Five female students of Dhaka University's Ruqayyah Hall who went on a fast unto death over their four-point demand withdrew their strike on Thursday night.

They also threatened to resume the strike if their demands are not met by one day.

The five students - Saida Afrin Safi, Rafia Sultana, Srabani Shafique Dipti, Joyonti Reza and Pramik Esha -- called off their hunger strike around 10:00pm following discussions with DU Proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani, Ruqayyah Hall Provost Prof Zeenat Huda, Ducsu VP-elect Nurul Haq Nuru, BCL general secretary Golam Rabbani and its DU unit general secretary Md Saddam Hussain, reports UNB.

"We've given them (DU authorities) a one-day ultimatum to meet our four-point demand after they requested us to go back to the hall, and promised to discuss our demands," said Dipti.

On Wednesday night, they began a fast unto death demanding the resignation of Ruqayyah Hall Provost Prof Zeenat Huda, re-election to Ducsu and hall unions, ensuring security of the protesting girls and withdrawal of all cases filed against the independent candidates and their supporters, including the Ducsu VP-elect.

Meanwhile, four candidates of the opposition panel along with a general student who began a hunger strike at the Raju Sculpture on the campus on Tuesday afternoon demanding fresh election to the Ducsu continued their strike.

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