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6 July, 2018 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 6 July, 2018 01:23:08 AM
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DU girl students seek safe campus

RU hospital releases Tariqul after ‘pressure’
STAFF REPORTER with DU and RU CORRESPONDENTS
DU girl students seek safe campus
Residents of Rokeya and Kobi Sufia Kamal halls march through streets at Dhaka University demanding release of the activists of Quota Reform Movement and security on campus in the capital yesterday. Focus Bangla Photo

Women students from different halls of Dhaka University (DU) organised a protest rally and a human chain yesterday (Thursday) morning in the wake of the agitation held at female dorms last night, demanding a safe campus for the university’s students. Waving banners reading “We want safe campus”, they marched through the campus yesterday morning, chanting slogans against the imprisonment of university students and seeking their unconditional release.

Again, another group demonstrated at the base of Raju Sculpture, holding the banner of ‘General Students’, and demanded an end to unrest on campus. They said they wanted no agitation. Students claimed this group is being led by the ruling party’s students’ front, the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), activists of which attacked DU students earlier this week and beat them up.

Students of DU’s Sociology department yesterday sought the immediate and unconditional release of Moshiur Rahman, a departmental student allegedly picked up by BCL activists on June 30. Later, he was discovered in Keraniganj police station.

In another incident, Mariam Mannan Farah, first year Honours student of the Political Science department at Tejgaon College, who had participated in the ongoing quota reform movement, shared her ordeal at a press briefing in front of DU’s Rokeya Hall yesterday. She narrated physical assault, verbal abuse and mental torture, allegedly by activists agitating against the quota reform movement as well as policemen.

Mariam claimed some 200 boys on motorcycles surrounded

her while she was in an auto-rickshaw near the Shaheed Minar. “They used abusive words against me. They even entered the auto-rickshaw and touched me. Afterwards, they took me to Shahbagh police station. I thought I would be safe there, but it was no different. Just after I reached there, the police brought out a knife from my bag. They called me a prostitute and tried to make me confess to being an addict,” she said. She, however, said she did not know whether the boys belonged to the BCL.

In Rajshahi, the authorities of Rajshahi Medical Hospital released Tariqul Islam around 4pm yesterday so that he can “undergo better treatment” at a private medical college there. A relative of Tariqul confirmed this to The Independent.

Tarikul Islam Tarek, an RU student and a leader of the quota reform movement, was earlier admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital with serious injuries. In photos and footage in the media, BCL activist Abdullah Al Mamun was seen pounding his back and legs with a hammer.

A section of the RU teachers condemned his release, terming it “inhuman” and “a shame for Bangladesh”. The hospital authorities forced him to leave the hospital instead of giving him proper treatment there, they alleged at a press conference at 5.30pm at the Rabindra Arts faculty.

The constables deployed for Tariqul—Nazmul and Habilder Hasinur—declined to talk to the media, merely saying there was pressure from the higher authorities. Shahadat Hossain, officer-in-charge of Motihar police station said, “Tariqul is free from police custody.” However, he denied pressure on the deployed policemen.

MAK Shamsuddin, the head of the hospital’s orthopaedic surgery department, said it would take at least three months for the broken bones to heal. “He was released around 4pm on Thursday from hospital for better treatment and a relative admitted him to Royal Medical Hospital.”

University proctor Prof. Dr Luthfor Rahman said, “We are investigating the matter.” Fourteen teachers from different RU departments said at the press conference that the government is supposed to find a solution to the anarchic situation in the employment sector, dubbing the arrest and harassment of teachers and guardians “heinous”.

 

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Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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