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Experts blame teachers for Ducsu polls fiasco

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    Bangladeshi different Student organization demonstration to demanding re-election to Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU) during student strike at the Dhaka University campus in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 12, 2019. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

    Bangladeshi different Student organization demonstration to demanding re-election to Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU) during student strike at the Dhaka University campus in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 12, 2019. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

    Bangladeshi different Student organization demonstration to demanding re-election to Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU) during student strike at the Dhaka University campus in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 12, 2019. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

    Bangladeshi different Student organization demonstration to demanding re-election to Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU) during student strike at the Dhaka University campus in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 12, 2019. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

    Bangladeshi different Student organization demonstration to demanding re-election to Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU) during student strike at the Dhaka University campus in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 12, 2019. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

    Bangladeshi different Student organization demonstration to demanding re-election to Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU) during student strike at the Dhaka University campus in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 12, 2019. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

 

Bangladeshi different Student organization demonstration to demanding re-election to Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU) during student strike at the Dhaka University campus in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 12, 2019. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Bangladeshi different Student organization demonstration to demanding re-election to Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU) during student strike at the Dhaka University campus in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 12, 2019. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

 

Talking to UNB, DU former VC Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique, DU Professor Emeritus Serajul Islam Choudhury, Ducsu’s first VP after the independence Mujahidul Islam Selim and last VP Amanullah Aman said a judicial or proper investigation should be carried out into the incidents of irregularities and make the university administration accountable.

Dhaka, March 14 — Though people had a high hope of seeing a wonderful Ducsu election, the much-delayed polls only generated controversies since Dhaka University teachers have failed to play a responsible role with honesty, observed educationists and politicians.

All but Bangladesh Chhatra League rejected the election results bringing allegations of irregularities, and demanded reelection.

Elections to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) and hall union were held on Monday after 28 years, with the participation of major student bodies.

Prof Arefin Siddique said though students and the country’s people waited with huge excitement to see a good Ducsu election, unfortunately it was marred by controversies and irregularities thanks to the failure of the university administration.

He said they did not expect a cent percent fair election, but they could not imagine such irregularities and fraud like ballot stuffing in Dhaka University’s election which was conducted by teachers.

“Many questions have already been raised by different student organisations making the March 11 polls controversial. Especially, the recovery of a stash of stamped ballots from Kuwait Maitree Hall was an astonishing one. Unmarked ballots were also found at Ruqayyah Hall. Some other serious allegations were brought by student organisations,” the former DU VC said.

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    Slide 99 of 128: Members of Popular Mobilisation Forces carry the coffins of their fellows, who were killed by militants who ambushed a convoy of pro-government Shi’ite Muslim paramilitary fighters, during the funeral in Tuz Khurmatu, Iraq March 7, 2019. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

    Slide 100 of 128: Attorney Kevin Downing arrives at the Federal Court for the sentencing of his client, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va, Thursday, March 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Slide 101 of 128: MOSCOW, RUSSIA – MARCH 7, 2019: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (C) visits the 1st Operational Police Regiment under the Main Moscow Directorate of the Russian Interior Ministry ahead of International Women’s Day annually celebrated on March 8. Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Photo by Alexei Nikolsky\TASS via Getty Images)

    Slide 102 of 128: Protesters chant slogans in front of the provincial council building during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs in Basra, Iraq, Thursday, March 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

    Slide 103 of 128: People walking along an avenue after a power outage in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2019. A power outage left much of Venezuela in the dark early Thursday evening in what appeared to be one of the largest blackouts yet in a country where power failures have become increasingly common. Crowds of commuters in Caracas were walking home after metro service ground to a halt and traffic snarled as cars struggled to navigate intersections where stoplights were out. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Slide 104 of 128: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro attends a ceremony in celebration of 211th anniversary of Brazilian Marine Corps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 7, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

    Slide 105 of 128: Congress party supporters hold party flags during the launch of the party’s campaign in Punjab ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, at a Congress rally in Killi Chahlan village near Moga on March 7, 2019. (Photo by NARINDER NANU / AFP) (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

    Slide 106 of 128: Christine Levinson, wife of Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who vanished in Iran in 2007, left, gets a hug from Babak Namazi, right, the son of Baquer Namazi who has been held in Iran, following their testimony before a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Slide 107 of 128: A private security stands guard outside a Mosque allegedly administered by a banned outfit Jamat ud Dawa, after the authorities took administrative control of Mosques and Islamic seminaries run by banned outfits, in Islamabad, Pakistan, 06 March 2019. The government took control over dozen of mosques and seminaries being operated by banned outfits in Islamabad.

    Slide 108 of 128: Stranded passengers wait for their flights out of JKIA airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Some hundreds of air passengers were stranded Wednesday in Kenya because of a strike at Nairobi’s international airport by the Kenya Aviation Workers Union.(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

    Slide 109 of 128: Iranians mourn over the coffins of Iranian soldiers killed in the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war during a funeral ceremony in Tehran 06 March 2019 for 2 unknown Iranian “martyrs” whose remains have been recently recovered. (Photo by Rouzbeh Fouladi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

    Slide 110 of 128: Sudan’s Justice Minister Mohamed Ahmed Salim addresses the parliament in Khartoum as lawmakers discussed on March 6, 2019 the measure imposed by the president to quell anti-government protests. – President Omar al-Bashir declared a year-long state of emergency on February 22 after an initial crackdown failed to suppress deadly demonstrations against his iron-fisted rule stretching back three decades. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP) (Photo credit should read ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)

    Slide 111 of 128: Men wait to be screened after being evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants outside Baghouz, Syria, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Since Friday, IS has put up desperate resistance to renewed pounding by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces aiming to take the tiny pocket on the Euphrates River near the Iraqi border.(AP Photo/Andrea Rosa)

    Slide 112 of 128: Women stand near a banner of an International Women’s day photo exhibition in Colombo on March 7, 2019, ahead of International Women’s Day, which is celebrated every year on March 8. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Slide 113 of 128: Abbas Araghchi (R), political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, and the Secretary General of the European Union’s External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Schmid talk as they take part in a meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) attended by the E3+2 (China, France, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom) and Iran at Palais Coburg in Vienna, Austria on March 6, 2019. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Slide 114 of 128: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with former U.S. hostage in Yemen Danny Burch in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    Slide 115 of 128: A view of empty Street during the observation of Nyepi on March 7, 2019 in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. Nyepi, or silence day, is held annually to celebrate Bali’s Caka New Year. During this day all the people in Bali must stay at home and the streets are occupied only by the ‘Pecalang’, the security team in place to monitor that the restrictions are being followed. (Photo by Andrew Gal/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

    Slide 116 of 128: Catholic devotees pray on ‘Ash Wednesday’ at a church in Manila on March 6, 2019. – The 40-day period of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, with Catholics around the world observing the season which culminates in Easter Sunday. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP) (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Slide 117 of 128: A cut-out portrait of Nigeria’s gubernatorial candidate from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party in Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu (L), and a portrait of his running mate, Obafemi Hamzat, are displayed along a road in Lagos’ Ikoyi district, on March 6, 2019. – Nigerian voters go to the polls on March 9 to elect governors and lawmakers in 29 of the nation’s 36 states. The vote comes two weeks after presidential and national assembly elections in which Buhari was elected for a second term after defeating Atiku Abubakar, the main opposition candidate. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP) (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Slide 118 of 128: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, left, shakes hands with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Conte is on a one-day official visit to Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Slide 119 of 128: Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukrainian comedian and candidate in the upcoming presidential election, speaks to the media after taking part in a production process of “Servant of the People” series in Kiev, Ukraine March 6, 2019. Picture taken March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

    Slide 120 of 128: French national Arthur Desclaux, who was arrested for flying a drone near the Myanmar parliament, is seen at the immigration office in Naypyidaw on March 6, 2019. – Desclaux, a French tourist arrested in Myanmar for flying the drone near parliament, has avoided a lengthy prison sentence and will be deported after being released from jail on March 6. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Slide 121 of 128: In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani gestures to the crowd of supporters during a public meeting in northern city of Lahijan, Iran, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Rouhani says there’s no chance of negotiations or compromise with the United States, because Washington allegedly is seeking to topple the government in Tehran. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

    Slide 122 of 128: People raise their hands as they chant slogans in solidarity with Pakistan army in Peshawar, Pakistan March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

    Slide 123 of 128: Jimi Agbaje, Lagos state Gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, waves to his supporters during an election campaign rally on the streets in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, March. 5, 2019. Nigeria goes to the polls on Saturday to elect state Governors and state House of assembly. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Slide 124 of 128: A Balinese Hindu woman prepares sacred statue of gods for a ritual ahead of the holy day of Nyepi in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 5, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    Slide 125 of 128: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz shakes hands with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 5, 2019. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

    Slide 126 of 128: Women and children who were evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants wait to be screened outside Baghouz, Syria, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The latest wave of evacuations brings the final defeat of IS by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces one step closer — a milestone in the devastating four-year campaign to defeat the group’s so-called “caliphate” that once covered a vast territory straddling both Syria and Iraq.(AP Photo/Andrea Rosa)

    Slide 127 of 128: Sri Lankan Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera shows a briefcase containg the 2019 budget proposals as he arrives at the parliament in Colombo, Sri Lanka March 5, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

    Slide 128 of 128: Kenya Airways’s CEO Sebastian Mikosz (2nd L) speaks to media during a strike by the airline workers at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 6, 2019. – Hundreds of travellers were stranded at Nairobi’s international airport as riot police were deployed and teargas fired to disperse striking workers. With flights grounded since midnight, passengers were advised not to come to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport — East Africa’s busiest according to the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) — until further notice. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP) (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (L) meets with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Islamabad on March 12. Qureshi said that “progress has been made” at ongoing peace talks in Qatar between the Taliban and the U.S. that have stretched over two weeks.

 

Dr Arefin said a thorough investigation is necessary to immediately identify those responsible for the unexpected incidents and election fraud and punish them. “No election of Dhaka University was questionable in the past. The authorities must find out why this election has become questionable. The responsible persons should be punished to restore the image of the university.”

 

He said an investigation is also necessary to unearth the reasons why transparent ballot boxes were not used in the polls and the boxes sent at night instead of Monday morning. “It has to be probed why Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall’s provost Dr Mizanur Rahman was forced to resign just two days before the voting.”

 

Prof Serajul Islam Choudhury said Ducsu has got controversial as the university teachers failed to play a neutral role in conducting the election as guardians of all students.

 

Prof Serajul Islam said the election should have been held in the administrative or academic buildings instead of dormitories as no student organisation, except Chhatra League, had any political activities in the halls.

 

Besides, he said, the election time was short and it could have been at least eight hours.

 

The renowned educationists also think the authorities should accept the students’ demand for reelection and take steps for a fair and neutral election. “The election won’t be fair unless the teachers play a neutral and honest role as true guardians of students.”

 

Mujahidul Islam Selim said, “You can’t call it an election in any way. It’s a farce and deception jointly staged by the university administration and Chhatra League.”

 

As the election was held as per a high court order, he said, now the apex court can form a judicial probe body to look into the election irregularities. “Reelection to Ducsu is necessary for upholding the tradition and dignity of the university.”

 

Selim, also the president of Communist Party of Bangladesh, regretted that the Dhaka University teachers could not leave up to their social standing as they have failed to ensure a credible election rising above parochial party politics.

 

“It’s unfortunate that the teachers of the university are involved in mechanism to snatch student’s voting right instead of protecting it. It’s an ominous sign for the country since our teachers are compromising with honesty.”

 

Amanullah Aman said the university authorities had got a chance to show people how to hold a fair election, but they failed as the teachers involved in the election process sacrificed their morality, dignity and social status only to protect the interest of a party.

 

He said reelection involving neutral teachers is now crucial to restore the university’s image. “Or else, people will lose their respect for the Dhaka University teachers and students.”

 

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