Shibir threatens RU cultural activists with death
Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS) activists of Rajshahi University yesterday staged an angry demonstration on the campus and threatened to burn to death cultural activists of RU on the campus.
After the Jum'a prayers, Shibir staged a big showdown and their rally paraded different streets on the campus.
Earlier on Thursday night, Shibir activists under the banner of 'Sacheton Chhatra Samaj' went to rooms of boys' dormitories and created pressure on the general students to join a 'protest rally' with them saying that some cultural activists staged a 'drama against Prophet (SM)'.
Shibir also staged separate demonstration inside boys' residential halls and searched for progressive cultural activists and members of left political parties, creating panic among the general students.
Later, Shibir activists held a meeting at university Station Bazar where they called upon the university authorities to take stern action against the Udichi activists and Dhumketu Natya Sangsad for staging a 'drama against Prophet (SM)' on November 3.
They threatened to kill by burning 'anti-Muslim' culture activists of RU if RU authorities fail to take action against them.
Later, they brought out a large procession that paraded different streets on the campus in front of police on the night.
A group of Shibir activists distributed 'Daily Alihsan' newspaper among the residential students.
The newspaper ran a write-up announcing the Udichi and Dhumketu Natya Sangsad activists as murtad (apostate) and Anjuman Al-Baianat declared reward for those who would kill the murtads.
Cultural activists and Udichi Shilpigoshti yesterday met university Proctor Enamul Haque and demanded punishment of the Shibir activists who physically assaulted Udichi activist Hosne Ara Farzana, a third year student of the university, on Thursday.
On November 3, Dhumketu Natya Sangsad of RU staged a drama 'Mandar' on the campus protesting demolition of Lalon's sculpture near Zia International Airport in the capital.
On November 5, RU Udichi Shilpigoshti General Secretary Abu Sayem, also the RU unit president of Bangladesh Chhatra Union (BCU), filed a general dairy with Motiher police after receiving a death threat for performing the drama.
When contacted, Proctor Enamul Haque said, “We would do everything to establish a congenial educational atmosphere on the campus.”