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Students continue protests for justice, place 10-point demand

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The protests began for the third consecutive day around 10am on Wednesday

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) students are continuing their protest, demanding justice for Abrar Fahad.

The protests began for the third consecutive day around 10 am on Wednesday.

The protestors also revised their eight-point demand, and placed a new 10-point demand.

The new demand includes withdrawal of Sher-E-Bangla Hall provost Md Shahinur Islam by October 11.

Earlier in the day, former and current students of the Electrical and Electronic Department (EEE) of Buet brought out a silent procession protesting Abrar's death.

They gathered around the Buet Shaheed Minar around 10am and brought out the procession.

Former and current students of the Electrical and Electronic (EEE) Department of Buet gather around the Buet Shaheed Minar on October 9, 2019 |Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The procession is passing through Buet’s different important streets, in demand of justice for Abrar.

On Tuesday night, the administration of Buet agreed to the eight-point demands placed by students protesting Abrar's death.

However, the protesters said the university authorities will have to give the students a written statement stating that their demands will be met.

The students also said they would boycott the upcoming Buet entrance examinations scheduled for October 14 and continue the protest till the charge sheet is filed.

Abrar, a second year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of the university, was beaten to death on Monday.

Some Chhatra League leaders have been accused of beating him for his alleged involvement with Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami.

Meanwhile, Abrar's father Barkat Ullah filed a murder case against 19 people with Chawkbazar police station on Monday evening.

Later, Bangladesh Chhatra League expelled 11 of its members permanently from the organization for their involvement in Abrar’s murder.

Abrar’s death sparked protest across Bangladesh. The protesters have demanded justice for Abrar and capital punishment for the murderers.

As of now, 13 people have been arrested in connection to the murder.