Protest against Border Killings

Dhaka University student continues sit-in for fifth day

DU Correspondent | Published: 23:56, Jan 29,2020


The Dhaka University student—who started a sit-in at the base of Antiterrorism Raju Memorial Sculpture on Saturday to protest at the border killings by the Indian Border Security Force—continued his demonstration for the fifth consecutive day.

On Wednesday, Nasir Abdullah—who is pursuing a master’s degree in marketing at the university—said that his sit-in would continue till the government put pressure on its Indian counterpart to stop the border killings immediately.

He lauded the students at the university, sociopolitical activists of the country for expressing solidarity with him whiling also lamenting that no one from the administration contacted him.

The Indian border force killed at least 11 Bangladeshis along the border in January this year, according to the rights organisations and local representatives.

On Saturday, protesters held a funeral prayer without bodies, known as gayebana janaza, in front of the same sculpture near Teacher-Student Centre on the campus to protest at indiscriminate killings by the Indian force.

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