DUTA concerned over unrest at halls of residence

Our Correspondent | Published: 18:53, Mar 18,2017


Dhaka University Teachers’ Association on Saturday expressed deep concern over the recent unrest at the university’s halls of residence centering room occupying.

In a statement, signed by its president ASM Maksud Kamal and general secretary Rahamat Ullah, they urged everyone to act responsibly to ensure congenial academic atmosphere on the campus.

The statement also said that some rowdy students harassed students, teachers and journalists over this issue which is very much unexpected.

They also slammed home economics students for blocking Nilkhet intersection for six days creating sufferings for the general people demanding their institute be declared an institute of Dhaka University said it also hampered environment of education.

Earlier on Tuesday, Bangladesh Chhatra League activists in a fit of frenzy vandalised provost office and at least 10 rooms and chased away a house tutor at Bijay Ekattar Hall of Dhaka University when they were barred from occupying the hall.

They also assaulted news agency United News Bangladesh Dhaka University correspondent Imran Hossain, also a resident of the hall, when he protested at the atrocities by the BCL activists.

Later on Friday, general students resisted a bid of Bangladesh Chhatra League activists to occupy rooms at the University’s Rokeya Hall creating a tense situation.

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