At least 10 activists of Jagannath University (JnU) unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League were injured today in sporadic clashes between two factions of BCL on the campus over establishing supremacy.
The injured were admitted to different hospitals including Dhaka Medical College Hospital for treatment. Of them, Parvez, Sazzad, Nure Alam and Shakil sustained severe head injuries, our campus correspondent reports.
Witnesses said that the clashes erupted when some Chhatra League activists led by Salman F Rahman, a follower of JnU BCL unit General Secretary Md Joynul Abedin Rasel, swooped on Shahriar Shakil, a follower of the university unit BCL President Md Rarikul Islam, and his fellows on the campus around 8:00am.
As the news spread, the followers of Tarikul beat up Parvez, Sazzad, Nure Alam, Mezbaul and Niaz with iron rods. His (Tarikul) followers Nahid, Nafis, Shohan and Simanta were also injured at that time, campus sources said. The clashes continued till 12:30pm.
The two factions had been at loggerheads over some Facebook posts and previous enmity, sources said.
“There is no rift in JnU Chhatra League. Those who were involved in today’s incident have no relation with the organisation,” Tarikul Islam told The Daily Star.
BCL Central Committee General Secretary Golam Rabbani told The Daily Star that organisational steps will be taken after investigating the incident. "We will suspend those from BCL who will be found guilty," he said.
Rabbani also urged the university authorities to take action after probing today's incident.
Contacted, JnU Vice-Chancellor Prof Mijanur Rahman said steps will be taken after investigation if they receive any written complaint in this regard.