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12:00 AM, September 05, 2014 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:53 AM, March 08, 2015

'Shibir' violence on in name of protest

'Shibir' violence on in name of protest

Another teachers' bus attacked, bombs exploded again

The violence in the name of demonstrations for reopening of two Chittagong University dormitories, which is allegedly sponsored by Islami Chhatra Shibir, continued, with a teachers' bus coming under attack and bombs going off at a railway station again yesterday.

Nobody was reported injured.

The bus was vandalised at Ispahani intersection in Chittagong city around 8:00am when it came to take teachers to the campus, said Proctor Siraj-ud-Daula. At the same time, two crude bombs were exploded at Sholoshahar rail station in the city, he told The Daily Star.

He said examinations and classes were held but the presence of students was less than normal.

Shibir has been observing an "indefinite strike" since Sunday, demanding reopening of Shah Amanat and Suhrawardy halls, which were temporarily shut after its gunfight with Bangladesh Chhatra League on August 24.

A crude bomb was exploded on the first day of the strike, while the next day the attackers hurled cocktails at two rail stations between the city and the campus and set fire to rail tracks. On Tuesday a teachers' bus was vandalised.

The two dormitories housing over one thousand students were reportedly dominated by Shibir.

Proctor Siraj-ud-Daula said, “We don't see any so-called general student to talk to.” He added, “Decisions will be made soon regarding opening of the two dormitories.”

As in the last few days, Shibir denied bombing the station and attacking the bus yesterday.

Meanwhile, a press release was sent to different media outlets yesterday thanking the students, teachers and staff of the university for "making the strike successful". One Morshed Hasan, without giving any address, sent the release on behalf of "tormented students".

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