Students go on strike today protesting at BCL attack

DU Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Jan 29,2018


Progressive Students’ Alliance and Students against Repression, a platform of Dhaka University students opposing repression, corruption and mismanagement, stage strike in the country’s educational institutions today in protest at Chhatra League repression against students across the nation.
Progressive Student Alliance and Students against Repression took out separate processions on DU campus urging students to response to their calls to observe strike.
Their five-point demand includes punishment to the BCL leaders and activists, who attacked protestors on January 15 and 23.
Meanwhile, Dhaka University Teachers’ Association on Sunday protested the students’ alleged ‘misbehavior’ with the vice-chancellor and an invasion of his office.
Vested quarters were hatching conspiracy to destabilise the country through creating anarchy at Dhaka university, said professor ASM Maksud Kamal, DU teachers association president.
He came up with the remarks while addressing a human chain formed at the base of Aparajeya Bangla of the university.
He also claimed that the media had not published report properly about the assault on teachers, including vice‑chancellor.
DU social science faculty dean professor Sadeka Halim said that if the allegation of harassment of female students on January 15 proved true, proper action will be taken.
Among other, professors Zia Rahman, professor Nizam Uddin Bhuiyan, Soumitra Shekhar, Asim Sarker, professor Supriya Shaha and professor Sabita Rezwana Chowdury were present at the human chain.
Besides, Leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal brought out a procession from Shahbagh, protesting at BCL’s
attacks on students on January 23.
Earlier, on January 15 waves of attacks launched by Bangladesh Chhatra League activists injured around 50 students who were demonstrating at Dhaka University demanding withdrawal of a case against them and punishment of the BCL activists who assaulted and molested students.
Ruling Awami League-backed Chhatra League activists on Tuesday carried out one after another attacks brandishing sharp weapons, iron rods, cricket stumps and hockey sticks to take out vice-chancellor M Akhtaruzaman, proctor Professor Golam Rabbani out of a siege laid by the protesting students. 

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