Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) today banned politics of teachers and students on the university campus, in keeping with the demands from protesting students.
Buet Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Saiful Islam also suspended 19 students, who have been accused in the Abrar murder case.
"From today I am announcing a ban on political activities of all political parties in Buet. If any political party tries to do politics here, we will take action against them," the VC said.
The vice-chancellor acceded to all the demands of the agitating students which he said will be implemented gradually.
The announcements came at a meeting with the representatives of the agitating students at the Buet auditorium in the evening. The meeting was arranged for finding a resolution to the movement that erupted after Abrar's killing.
Around 50 teachers and 100 students participated in the meeting which started around 5:30pm.
Abrar Fahad, 22, a second-year student of Buet's electrical and electronics engineering department, was beaten to death allegedly by a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League men in Sher-e-Bangla Hall on Monday over his alleged affiliation with Islami Chhatra Shibir.
The Buet administration has already sent a letter to the home ministry to complete the investigation in the Abrar murder case in a quickest possible time, the VC said.
Regarding students' demand for banning ragging, Prof Saiful said, "We will soon sit to decide on putting an end to ragging in the halls."
Buet will provide all necessary help to Abrar's family and will bear the expenses in the case, the vice-chancellor said.
We will continue movement until all demands are fulfilled: Buet students
After the end of their meeting with the VC, the agitating students said they will continue their movement until all the demands are met.
Demands of the students
The agitating students on Wednesday placed a 10-point charter of demands that included capital punishment to Abrar's killers, putting an end to all kinds of ragging in dorms, expulsion of all the accused from Buet, and installation of CCTV cameras on both sides of every wing of the dormitories.
They also demanded withdrawal of Sher-e-Bangla Hall Provost Muhammad Zafar Iqbal Khan by 5pm of October 11 for his failure to protect students, compensation to Abrar's family and bearing their expenses for running the legal battle in the murder case.
In the face of the student outcry, the hall provost resigned on Thursday.