Agitating female students of Dhaka University’s Ruqayyah Hall, who were on hunger strike claiming irregularities in the Dhaka University Central Student Union (DUCSU) election, called off their strike Thursday night.
The five students, however, threatened to resume their fast unto death if their demands are not met within a day.
The five students are Saida Afrin Safi, Rafia Sultana, Srabani Shafique Dipti, Joyonti Reza and Pramik Esha.
They called off their hunger strike around 10pm Thursday following discussions with DU Proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani, Ruqayyah Hall Provost Prof Zeenat Huda, Ducsu VP-elect Nurul Haq Nuru, BCL general secretary Golam Rabbani and its DU unit general secretary Md Saddam Hussain.
“We’ve given them (DU authorities) a one-day ultimatum to meet our four-point demand after they requested us to go back to the hall, and promised to discuss our demands,” said Dipti.
On Wednesday night, they began a fast unto death demanding the resignation of Ruqayyah Hall Provost Prof Zeenat Huda, reelection to Ducsu and hall unions, ensuring security of the protesting girls and withdrawal of all cases filed against the independent candidates and their supporters, including the Ducsu VP-elect.
Meanwhile, four candidates of the opposition panel along with a general student who began a hunger strike at the Raju Sculpture on the campus on Tuesday afternoon demanding fresh election to the Ducsu continued their strike.