Newly formed student alliance ‘Santrash Birodhi Chhatra Oikya’ today organised a road march on Dhaka University campus demanding punishment of those involved in the attack of Ducsu Vice President Nurul Haque Nur and his supporters on December 22.
Protesting the attack, activists of the alliance formed with 12 student fronts organised an hour-long road march that began around 3:30pm at the base of Raju Memorial Sculpture, reports our DU correspondent.
Their other demands include resignation of DU proctor; withdrawal of case filed against Nur and his supporters, bearing treatment cost of the injured victims and ensuring security for the students.
After the road march, they held a rally where leaders of the 12 student fronts including Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Adhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad spoke.
While addressing the rally, Rashed Khan, joint convener of the parishad, said the attack on December 22 was carried out by leaders and activists of Chhatra League (BCL) and Muktijuddho Moncho in an attempt to kill them.
“But they failed. Such attacks were not new. They have been attacking us since the beginning of quota reform movement. But it is an irony that we did not get justice in any of these incidents, resulting in continuation of their terrorist activities on the campus,” he alleged.
“We were attacked twice on December 22. First one was carried out by so called Muktijuddho Moncho and the other by Chhatra League men led by DU unit BCL President Sonjit Chandra Das and its General Secretary Saddam Hossain. But they are yet to be brought to book,” he alleged.
He claimed that police filed the case accusing top leaders of the Muktijuddho Moncho in a bid to defend Sonjit and Saddam.
“We were beaten up by the BCL goons, got admitted to hospitals. But later, it is we who were implicated in false cases. It is ridiculous”, Rashed claimed.
Claiming that BCL established the DU campus as a terror state, Ducsu Social Service Affairs Secretary Akhtar Hossen vowed to uproot terrorism from the campus.
Bangladesh Chhatra Federation President Faisal Mahmud, Bangladesh Chhatra Union President Mehdi Hasan Nobel, Sheikh Tasnim Afroz Emi of Sratantra Jote, Atif Anik of Biplobi Chhatra Juba also addressed the programme among others.
The members of the student alliance are Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Adhikar Parishad Sangrakkhan, Chhatra Federation (Gana Samhati Andolon), Samajtantrik Chhatra Front (Marxist), Samajtantrik Chhatra Front (BSD), Bangladesh Chhatra Union, Biplobi Chhatra Moitri, Bangladesh Chhatra Federation (Jatiya Mukti Council), Biplobi Chhatra-Jubo Andolan, Greater Chittagong Hill Tracts Pahari Chhatra Parishad, Nagarik Chhatra Oikya, Swatantra Jote, and Chhatra Moncho.