Protest against Border Killings

Dhaka University student continues sit-in, film screened

DU Correspondent | Published: 01:21, Jan 27,2020 | Updated: 01:22, Jan 27,2020


Amra Sadharan Janagan holds a rally protesting at high price of essential commodities at Kawran Bazar in Dhaka on Sunday. — New Age photo

A Dhaka University master’s student continued sit-in on Sunday for the second consecutive day at Raju memorial sculpture on the university campus in protest against killing of Bangladeshis along borders by Indian Border Security Force.

Nasir Abdullah, a marketing student, began sit-in at Raju sculpture protesting at the border killing on Saturday.

Nasir said that he would continue the sit in until government pressurises their Indian counterpart to stop the killings immediately.

He said that students from different departments, socio-political activists expressed solidarity with him but no one from the university administration was yet to contact him.

Meanwhile, on Sunday evening a film named Simanta Akhyan (Tale of Border) directed by West Bengal filmmaker Soumitra Dastidar was screened at the Raju sculpture.

Jonaki Golir Karkhana, a platform on film, organised the event protesting at the border killings.

An organiser Mahfuz Abdullah, a fourth year student of law department of Dhaka University, said that the Bangladesh government has to take necessary steps to negotiate with the India to stop the border killings immediately.

Meanwhile, a master’s student of geography at Janagirnagar University Ariful Islam continued sit-in in front of National Press Club in the same demand.

At least 11 Bangladeshis were reportedly killed along the border by Indian Border Security Force personnel in January this year.

Earlier on Saturday, protesters said funeral prayers without bodies, better known as gayebana janaza, on the campus protesting indiscriminate border killing of Bangladeshis by Indian BSF.

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