At least six Bangladesh Chhatra League activists were injured on Monday in a factional clash at the Dhaka University over the 29th council session of the ruling Awami League-backed student body.
Of the injured Chhatra League drama and debate affairs deputy secretary Imrul Hasan Nishu, former central committee member Mahbub Khan and activist Meskat Hossan were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Witnesses said that followers of Chhatra League president Saifur Rahman Sohag attacked a group of Chhatra League leaders and activists at Madhu’s Canteen following an altercation.
Chhatra League vice-president Arefin Siddique Sujon, also a president
candidate in upcoming council session, as he asked Sohag why a council preparation committee was not announced for the council session.
Another aspirant Aminul Islam Bulbul asked Sohag how much money Sohag had taken from BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman to remain silent during the general students’ protests for reform of quota system in government jobs.
Injured Mahbub Khan claimed that following the altercation, Saifur Rahman Sohag and others launched the attack on them.
Declining to comment, Chhatra League general secretary SM Jakir Hossain said that it was their internal issue and they already solved the chaos.
Chhatra League activists allegedly barred photo journalists of different newspapers, including a New Age, from taking any photo of Madhu’s Canteen and threaten them to leave the canteen without any delay.
A number of factional clashes on the campus were reported as the central committee led by Saifur Rahman Sohag and SM Jakir Hossain was reportedly trying to delay the council session just to keep their positions although the committee’s tenure expired on July 26, 2017, causing the tension among the students, many leaders said.
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