Case filed against accused as protests continue

New Age . Online Desk | Published: 15:58, Dec 24,2019 | Updated: 17:02, Dec 24,2019


Udbigna Nagarik Samaj brings out a rally on the Dhaka University campus on Tuesday protesting at the recent attack on Dhaka University Central Students’ Union vice-president Nurul Haque Nur and his followers. — Abdullah Apu

Protests continued on Dhaka University campus on Tuesday against the attack on Dhaka University Central Students’ Union vice-president Nurul Huq Nur and 39 others at DUCSU office.

Some members of ruling party-backed Bangladesh Chhatra League and Muktijuddha Mancha, a platform of descendants of freedom fighters, allegedly conducted the attack on Nur and others at DUCSU office on Sunday.

A case was filed on Tuesday against 30-35 leaders and activists of Muktijoddho Mancha, including central general secretary Al Mamun and its DU unit GS Yasir Arafat Turjo, for their alleged involvement in the attack.

General students, a group of the university teachers and civil society members held separate programmes on the campus demanding punishment of the attacker on Tuesday.

Dhaka University teachers, under the banner of white panel, formed a human chain in front of Aparajeyo Bangla demanding immediate arrest of the attackers and stern action against them.

Civil society members, under the banner of Concerned Guardians and Citizens’ Society, also formed a human chain in front of Aparajeyo Bangla denouncing the incident and demanding actions against the perpetrators.

They also brought out a protest procession that paraded different campus streets to press home their demand. Later, they submitted a memorandum to the university vice-chancellor Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman at his office.

The Dhaka University VC, while talking to journalists, said that he would take actions against the accused after proper investigation.

Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, while talking to reporters after a function of Soviet Alumni Association at Wasa Bhaban in Karwan Bazar on Tuesday, said that police were trying to arrest all the attackers of DUCSU VP Nur and his followers.

‘The government will also investigate why he is being attacked repeatedly,’ the minister said.

Detectives detained two leaders of Muktijuddho Mancha — Al Mamun and Yasir Arafat Turjo — on Monday, in connection with the attack.

It was the second attack on students by the two platforms in a week.

On Monday, road transport and bridges minister Obidul Quader said prime minister Sheikh Hasina has instructed the authorities concerned to take action against those who assaulted the DUCSU VP and others.

He also said that administrative and organisational actions would be taken against the attackers.

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