Chhatra League withdraws strike | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 09, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:26 AM, April 09, 2019

CU Deadlock

Chhatra League withdraws strike

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists of Chittagong University (CU) withdrew its indefinite strike yesterday evening following the authority's assurance of fulfilling their demands.

The decision came in the evening after a meeting between BCL activists and Vice-Chancellor Prof Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury.

BCL activist Md Shafikul Islam said they have postponed their strike as the VC assured them of fulfilling the four-point demand, for which they had declared a strike on April 6.

Their demands were -- resignation of Proctor Ali Asgar Chowdhury, removal of Hathazari Police Station Officer-in-Charge Belal Md Jahangir for filing a “false” arms case against six activists, withdrawal of all “political” cases filed against BCL leaders and activists between 2015 and 2018, and the release of six BCL leaders who were arrested in a “false” arms case a few days ago.

A deadlock prevailed on the campus for the last two days due to BCL's indefinite strike. No classes or examinations took place in this time, and shuttle train movement was stopped.

Assistant Proctor Helel Uddin said protesters poured sand and superglue in the engines of teachers' buses. “It will take four to five days to repair the vehicles at a cost of Tk 6-7 lakh.”

The campus had turned into a battlefield on Sunday after BCL activists clashed with police, leaving at least nine injured, including five policemen.

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