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19 January, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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RUCSU may become active after long hiatus of 29 years

Correspondent, RU
RUCSU may become active after long hiatus of 29 years

The Rajshahi University Central Students’ Union (RUCSU) has remained dysfunctional in the absence of any polls for the past 29 years. A central students’ body’s absence has encouraged unhealthy political activities among students’ organisations on the campus. All these groups indulge in various forms of misdeeds including drug business, tender business, leaking question papers, seat business, admission business and so on.

General students also face numerous problems. They cannot place their demands to the university authorities without having any representative student leaders. Some student organisations, especially the Bangladesh Chattra League (BCL), have been exploiting the power vacuum created by this situation.

But after the long hiatus, the election to the DUCSU has been scheduled on March 31. Recently, the draft voter list for the DUCSU polls has been published. Following this, different student organisations of the varsity have become vocal about holding the polls. They have launched a social media campaign against election. Some of them even demanded publication of the election schedule.

Sources said the RU authorities are positive about holding the RUCSU polls. They are planning to hold a meeting with student organisations in this regard within a week.

The first students’ union was held in 1956-57. At that time, it was called the Rajshahi University Students’ Union (RUSU).

In 1962, it started its journey as RUCSU to build students as dutiful citizens and leaders. From 1962 to 1990, the elections to RUCSU were held regularly. However, during the martial law, the polls were halted form1975 to 1980 and 1981 to 1988.

After the tenure of RUCSU elected in 1989 ended, the then government again stayed the RUCSU polls, citing instability in the country.

Mohobbot Hossain Milon, convener of the RU unit of the Progressive Students’ Alliance and education and political affairs secretary of the RU unit of the Bangladesh Chhatra Federation, said they were ready to participate in the RUCSU polls. Faisal Ahmed Runu, general secretary of the RU unit of the Bangladesh Chhatra League, said that varsity authorities might arrange the polls at any time.

They are ready to participate in the polls, he added.

RU vice-chancellor Prof M Abdus Sobhan said if the students wanted the election, they would have no objection about it. The university authorities will discuss the matter with the students and different student organisations immediately. Then, a concrete decision will be taken about holding the polls, he added.

Shamsuddin Chawdhury Shanin, joint convener of the RU unit of the Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, said, “We’ll welcome the announcement of the RUCSU election to ensure students’ rights on the campus. But before the election, the authorities must create a democratic environment. Otherwise, it’s not possible to hold a participatory and inclusive election.”

“Now our leaders and activists can’t go to the campus. If this situation continues, how can we expect a participatory election? But we are always ready for any election and to face any situation. General students support us if they get to cast their vote freely,” he added.

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