Thursday, January 12, 2012

BCL drives out protesters from Jagannath campus

Bangladesh Chhatra League activists reportedly drove out protestors from Jagannath University campus after they misbehaved with the chairman of a department on Thursday.

The BCL men also attacked the demonstrating students, leaving at least seven of them injured. 

Defying the university authorities' ban, the agitating students brought out a procession on the campus around 9:30am demanding withdrawal of a 'development fee' charged with first year admission fees.

The demonstrators were also resisting the students who were going to attend classes. 

At one stage, the students locked into a quarrel with Dr Anwara Begum, chairman of the political science department, and hurled abusive words at her when she asked them to stop at around 10:30am.

In half an hour, a BCL group of the university unit rushed to the spot and attacked the demonstrators, injuring seven students.

Later, they drove out the students and took control of the campus.

Vice-Chancellor Dr Mejbah Uddin Ahmed in the afternoon said the authorities were holding a meeting to take a decision in this regard.

Khurshid Hossain, deputy commissioner of Lalbagh division, told The Daily Star that they did not take any action against the students since no complaint was filed in the afternoon.