Anas Uddin Ovi
Savar – Demanding Jahangirnagar University Central Students Union (JUCSU) polls, students of the university signed en masse note of demand on Sunday.JU Cultural Alliance arranged a concert at Selim Al Deen Muktamancha here on the campus and also collected mass signatures for JUCSU polls.
In the concert, band ‘Abantor’ of Jahangirnagar University (JU), ‘Gan Kobi’ of Dhaka University (DU), ‘Blue Periscope’ of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), ‘Apollo’ of Rajshahi University (RU) and singer Hasan Sina performed.
Expressing solidarity with this demand, teachers of JU and students from a total of five universities took part in this program.
Liton Nondi, the moderator of movement for DUCSU polls, said: ‘We are the leaders of different student organizations, not the leaders of the students. Because, the university authorities do not let us be so’.
Secretary of JU Teachers Association Prof Dr. Farid Ahmed, chairman of Anthropology dept Prof Mirza Taslima Sultana, chairman of History dept Prof ATM Atikur Rahman and Asst. Prof Anisa Parvin Joly were present among other JU teachers.
Asst. Prof Anisa Parvin Joly, in her speech, said: ‘Polls for the representatives of the students, university is for whom, are not held though those of University Teachers association, Officers Association and Employees Association are regularly held’.
Prof Mirza Taslima Sultana said: ‘Students would have freedom to express democratic opinions and there would be no charges against them if there had a Students Union’.
‘Ruling party backed student leaders do not reach the general students because of power. It’ll not continue after JUCSU is elected’, she added.
Among others, former president of JU Cultural Alliance Mahi Mahfuz and former secretary Kamal Uddin,
along with other leaders and activists, were present to express their solidarity. In 1992 JUCSU polls were held last.
Anas Uddin Ovi