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BCL demands reopening of educational institutions

DU correspondent | Published: 23:57, Jan 15,2021

 
 

The Bangladesh Chhatra League on Friday formed a human chain to place their three-point demand including exemption of all fees for students and the reopening of all educational institutions maintaining health rules.

The BCL faction, student wing of Bangladesh Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, formed the human chain at the base of Anti-terrorism Raju Memorial Sculpture on Dhaka University campus Friday afternoon also demanding COVID-19 vaccine for the freedom fighters, senior citizen and health workers on priority basis.

The organisation’s former president Md Shahjahan Ali Saju, addressing the human chain as chief guest, alleged that the country’s health sector was ‘absorbed in a black hole’ as ruling Awami League leaders and unscrupulous bureaucrats, in assistance with the government,  were smuggling out the country’s resources to abroad and creating Begum para.

‘We want to say that, government should publish those culprits’ names and immediately bring them under justice,’ he said.

The organisation’s central president Gautam Shil presided over the programme while its central general secretary Mahfuzur Rahman Rahat conducted the programme.

The organisation’s DU unit president Naeem Hassan Hridoy, general secretary Mahbubur Rahman, vice presidents Zakir Hussain Khan, Noman Ahmed, Nuru-Us-Safa Plabon, joint- secretary Mamun Ahmed Maya and organising secretary Akash Ahmed Ovi, among others, were present at the programme.

Due to COVID-19 crisis, the government kept all the educational institutions closed from mid of March 2020.

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