Condemning the attack on Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal reportedly by the activists of ruling party student body on Dhaka University campus, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said it was an ominous sign for politics.
‘When Chhatra Dal is trying to come up with positive student politics with a fresh vigour following its successful council, the Bangladesh Chhatra League cadres attacked its president, secretary and other leaders and activists. This is not only a condemnable incident, but also an ominous sign for Bangladesh politics,’ he said.
Fakhrul came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after visiting the wounded JCD leaders and activists at a city hospital. He also heard details about the attack from the Chhatra Dal leaders.
The BNP leader demanded the government for taking immediate action against those involved in the attack.
At least 11 leaders and activists of BNP’s student wing JCD and three journalists were injured in an attack allegedly by workers of Bangladesh Chhatra League on Dhaka University campus on Monday.
Fakhrul said Chhatra League was trying to spoil Chhatra Dal’s efforts to create a new chapter in student politics. ‘Both the Awami League and Chhatra League are terrorist organisations.’
He said the media had been running news about the misdeeds of the ruling party men for the few days. ‘People also witnessed an example of their terror acts today (Monday) through the attack on JCD leaders and activists.’
Fakhrul said they hope JCD would play an active role in student politics and the movement for the release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. ‘We think the terrorists can never win, and they will surely be defeated by the Chhatra Dal leadership.’
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