DU students stage sit-in demanding solution to accommodation crisis

Published : 29 Oct 2019, 17:00

Sahos Desk

A section of students of Dhaka University on Tuesday staged sit-in in front of the Vice-Chancellor’s (VC) residence, demanding an end to the accommodation crisis in the residential halls.

The protesters, led by Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) member Tanbir Hasan Shaikat, tried to enter the VC’s residence around 10.45 am while the university’s proctorial team obstructed them.

Then the protesters took position in front of the VC’s residence on the campus at 10: 50 am with placards.

Taking to reporters Tanbir said, “The university administration has totally failed to solve the accommodation crisis. Actually they don’t want to resolve the problem that's why they didn’t take any effective steps.”

“If the authorities were really sincere, they would have evicted the illegal occupants from the halls,” he added.

On October 1, the students gave a 15-day ultimatum to DU VC Prof M Akhtaruzzman to resolve the accommodation crisis.

The students also threatened to take shelter at DU VC Prof M Akhtaruzzman’s residence if he fails to find a solution to the crisis.

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