BCL chases JCD men at DU
Star Online Report
Thu Aug 10, 2017 07:02 PM Last update on: Thu Aug 10, 2017 07:05 PM
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men today chased Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) activists on Dhaka University campus, leaving a JCD man injured.
The BNP-backed JCD leaders and activists faced the chase from BCL men when they went to the campus to participate in an open discussion on DU Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) election, reports our DU correspondent.
As some 30-40 JCD men, led by JCD DU unit President Al Mehedi Talukder and General Secretary Abul Bashar Siddique, were entering the Madhu’s Canteen around 11:30am to attend the discussion, a group of BCL men chased them, witnesses said.
Masud Al-Mahdi, the coordinator of the protest for Ducsu election, said they invited three representatives of each from all student organisations in Dhaka University to participate in the open discussion about students’ union election.
“As JCD men entered the campus and tried to stage a showdown on the campus, BCL men assaulted them,” he said.
Contacted, BCL DU unit president Abid Al Hasan said some BCL men obstructed the JCD leaders and activists as they were trying to make a chaos on the campus. “We did not get any invitation from the protesting students over the discussion.”
The last Ducsu election was held on July 6, 1990. On May 27, 1998, the university authority dissolved the Ducsu Executive Committee of 1990-91. After that no election has been held.
A group of left-leaning students, who were on July 29 incident of a scuffle between teachers and students on senate building premises, began pushing the university authorities for holding Ducsu election.