PUST closed indefinitely amid protests

UNB . Pabna | Update:

Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST) was declared closed indefinitely on Monday night amid students protest cantering their six-point demands.

The announcement was made at night at a Regent board meeting, said vice-chancellor professor Rostam Ali.

As per the decision, the students have been asked to vacate their dormitories by Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, additional police have been deployed on the campus to avoid any untoward situation, he said.

University officials said that students staged demonstrations on the campus on Monday demanding to fulfil their six-point demand. The students also kept the VC confined in the registrar building.

Their demands include cancellation of airdrop system, all the batches after 2015-16 to be included under ordinance, to provide subsidy for food in dining of halls, to solve rooms and chair crisis, to solve transport crisis, take steps to introduce wifi system on the campus and setting up police outpost for the security of the students.

Tensed situations were prevailing in and around the campus due to the students' protest, said Obaidul Haque, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station.

The students, however, said the university authorities assured them of fulfilling their demands around 3/4 months ago, but till now, not effective steps were seen.

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