Walid Demands for Ducsu Election before 16 December
Walid Ashraf is on consecutive hunger-strike for past 8 days. Demanding for Dhaka University Central Student Parliament (Ducsu) Election. He is staying at the Smriti Chirantan Chattar, since 4pm on Saturday. It is by the residence of Vice Chancellor. He put up an orange tent there. Many other student supporters have joined him as well. Walid Ashraf is a Masters’ student of Institute of Social Welfare and Research (Dhaka University). Month-long graduate election will be held for the former-students. But, the general student councils had always been ignored, he claims. Even after multiple protests from the student councils, no Ducsu election was held in past 27 years. The authorities are violating court orders as well, he added. Walid believes that, the Ducsu election is a must need for bringing back the democracy & public independence in Dhaka University. Thus, it should be held before the university closes for winter-vacation on 16 December.
Translated by: Eshan Maitra