BCL threatens strike at DU for indefinite period | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 21, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 21, 2008

BCL threatens strike at DU for indefinite period

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), student wing of Awami League, yesterday said it would call strike at Dhaka University (DU) if the authorities do not take effective steps immediately to release detained BCL General Secretary Mahfujul Haider Chowdhury Rotan.
In a memorandum to Vice Chancellor Prof SMA Faiz, the BCL leaders said they would go for tougher agitation programmes, including students' strike on the campus for indefinite period, if the university authorities do not take effective steps in this regard.
Talking to The Daily Star, DU unit President Sheikh Sohel Rana Tipu said the university authorities did not take any effective initiative for his release although Rotan is a regular student.
He said Prof Faiz has assured them of talking with the government high-ups on the issue.
Rotan, a student of Health Economics Institute of DU, was arrested on the university campus by the joint forces on January 16 in 2007.
The BCL leaders and activists laid siege to the vice-chancellor's office for an hour at noon to press home their demands.
BCL President Mahmud Hasan Ripon, acting General Secretary Syed Abul Kalam, Joint Secretary Tarek Al Mamun and DU unit General Secretary Sajjad Saqib Badsha were present at the meeting with VC.

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