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POST TIME: 19 September, 2019 00:00 00 AM
‘Illegal enrolment’ of BCL leaders in DU
Protesting students attacked on campus
UNB, Dhaka

Protesting students attacked on campus

A group of Dhaka University students, protesting against corruption and illegal enrolment of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders on the campus in the capital yesterday, come under attack allegedly by supporters of DUCSU AGS Saddam Hossain. Star Mail Photo

A group of Dhaka University students, protesting against corruption and illegal enrolment of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders, were attacked on the campus yesterday. The incident took place around 1:10pm when protesters laid siege to the Business Faculty (evening programme) dean's office.

Protesters said most of the attackers are supporters of Saddam Hossain, assistant general secretary of Dhaka University Central Students Union (Ducsu) and secretary of BCL's DU unit. The students were protesting against the 'illegal enrolment' of 34 BCL activists into the evening programme ahead of the Ducsu polls.

Mashiur Rahman, joint convener of Bangladesh General Students Right Protection Council, said they were attacked in front of the dean office. Asif Mahmud, one of the protesters, sustained an eye injury. He was taken to the university's medical centre. Saddam rejected allegations that his supporters attacked the protesters. "It was a conflict between two groups of general students," he said. "Chhatra League has nothing to do with it."