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What is the motive?

Behind unrest despite immediate govt action

Published : 10 Oct 2019 09:14 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 07:30 PM

Despite direct action taken by the law enforcement agencies and the authority of BUET, some students in connivance with some political parties are giving random programmes foment the anger further and thereby achieve their selfish political end. Immediately after the murder incident of Abrar, as per Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s directive, the members of law enforcement agencies have already arrested 16 students who were allegedly involved in the incident.

Some of them already confessed to the law enforcers about their involvement in the murder. As a result, various questions are also being raised about the motive and reason behind the demonstration and other agitation programmes by the students. Whether the students are continuing agitation only to serve the purpose of vested quarters who want to keep the unstable situation on campus alive?

And who are engaged in the instigation of the innocent students to continue their programme in order to fuel the chaotic situation? The authority also requested the students to withdraw their movement considering the first year admission test scheduled to be held on October 14 and bring congenial atmosphere back on the campus.

But ‘questions raised’ among the peace loving students, guardians, academics and members of civil society as to why the students continued to stage demonstration, take out protest rally and issue threat to put all academic and administrative buildings under lock and key and lock up if Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Saiful Islam does not appear before them by 2pm today (Friday).

The agitating students are also engaged in destructive activities in order to create chaos and serve the vested quarters’ purpose. Soon after the incident, Sheikh Hasina asked the BCL top brass to oust the criminals and directed the police to arrest the perpetrators. And most of the accused in Abrar murder case have already been arrested.

On the other hand, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Thursday said charge-sheet in Abrar Fahad murder case will be pressed soon. “We all are shocked at the murder of Abrar and investigation into the incident is going on. Those involved in the murder were identified after examining the video footage and police have already arrested 14 people in this connection,” said Asaduzzmaan.

The peace loving students, guardians, academics and members of civil society expressed grave concern over the ongoing protest on Buet campus and said when prime minister took the issue seriously, saying “To me, criminals are criminals and I consider criminals as criminals.”

“I won’t consider who belong to BCL nor not. Criminals are criminals and they would be brought to justice and get punishment. I don’t wait for anyone to raise demands. Before the demands were raised, I gave directives, the criminals are being arrested and it has become easier for police to work after getting the CCTV footage,” she said.

“Why there is such brutality as a brilliant boy from a simple family is being killed? We’re taking steps against these criminals and we’ll ensure all sorts of punishment to them and there is no doubt about this.”