Category: Chatra League

Journos caught up in Dhaka violence


Bombs were lobbed from a procession of Swechchasebak Dal in Dhaka’s Bongshal on the first day of the nationwide 60-hour shutdown enforced by BNP-led 18-Party opposition alliance.

But when journalists rushed to cover the explosions, they were beaten up by Sramik League (Awami League’s labour front) activists who were manning a side of the street to keep strikers at bay.

Police rescued the journalists, said Bongshal Police Station SI Khoda Newaz.

Private television channel ATN Bangla senior cameraperson Kabirul Islam Pintu told the Swechchasebak Dal exploded several hand bombs from the procession around 9am on Monday.
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BCL ‘collecting’ fare in CU trains

Ref: Students seeking admission in Chittagong University have complained that ruling Awami League backed Bangladesh Chhatra League activists were collecting fares from them while travelling in the university’s shuttle trains.

However, the university authorities made arrangements for the admission seekers to travel free of charge. Read more →

Sohag BCL president, Nazmul GS

Ref: Setting all speculations over ‘selection’ to rest, H M Badiuzzaman Sohag has been elected Bangladesh Chhatra League president and Siddiqui Nazmul Alam general secretary in the 27th council of the pro-Awami League student organisation.

BCL election commissioners Abul Kalam Azad and Awlad Hossain Titu announced the result around 1:30am on Tuesday after counting the direct votes cast by 25 councilors from every unit of the organisation.

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BCL factional clash injures 30

Ref: At least 30 people, including an Upazila chairman and journalists, have been injured in a clash between two groups of pro-government Bangladesh Chhatra League in the district town.

Police and witnesses said the clash took place on Thursday over the student council elections of Government Nazimuddin College.
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BNP leader's residence vandalised

Residence of Dhaka district BNP president and former minister Abdul Mannan has allegedly been attacked by Awami League’s student wing during the hartal called by BNP.

Mannan told that a group of Chhatra League activists while leading a procession in front of his residence at Dhanmondi, Dhaka around 10am started hurling brickbats that damaged the gate and windowpanes of his house. Read more →

Sir AF Rahman hall Provost harassed by BCL men

Ref: Dhaka University`s Sir AF Rahman hall Provost Azizur Rahman was harassed by a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) central leaders on the university campus on Saturday night.

Witnesses said some hall resident teachers, while visiting the dorm, found out that the studentship of BCL DU-unit Vice President Reza Sekander expired. Read more →

BCL cadres beat up Chittagong traffic Sergeant

Ref:Chhatra League cadres beat up a traffic sergeant in front of Omor Goni MES College as he asked them to show documents of their motorbikes.

The incident took place on Zakir Hossain road under the port city’s Khulsi Thana around 11am Thursday. Read more →

DU expels 4, BCL follows suit

Ref: Authorities at Dhaka University have expelled four activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League for attacking six journalists who protested harassment of a female student.

Chhatra League, student wing of the ruling party, on Monday expelled three of them and another.

The university authorities on Monday also asked the four to show causes and explain why they will not be expelled permanently.

The expelled students are Mahidul Islam Mahi, a second year student of public administration department, Sohel Rana, a second year student of peace and conflict studies department, Mohammad Rubaiyat Shahnewaz, a second year student of philosophy department, and Nazmul Hasan Rumi, second year student of economics department.

DU proctor K M Saiful Islam Khan told that the three students were expelled on charges of attacking the six journalists.

Although the Chhatra League at first rejected the accused as their activists, later they expelled three of the four from the organisation.

The Chhatra League, a student wing of the ruling Awami League, also expelled Riad Mahmud, a second year student of Bangla department, from their organisation for his involvement in the incident.

All the expelled students are BCL activists of Poet Jasim Uddin Residential Hall unit.

The hall unit BCL general secretary Kazi Enayet confirmed the expulsion to reporters.

Enayet said that earlier Mahi was expelled from BCL orally for his alleged involvement in a clash. “Mahi has now been expelled in black and white.”

He, however, said that another expelled student Sohel Rana was an activist of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, student wing of main opposition BNP.

On Sunday, the journalists were beaten up severely for protesting harassment of a female student of Rokeya Hall at Dhaka University around 9pm in Teachers-Students Centre area.

They are Radio ABC’s Shakil Hassan, Channel I’s Shefaul Islam, Jamuna TV’s Sabbir Ahmed, New Age’s Tauhid Ahmed, Monir Mamtaz of Saptahik 2000 and ‘Habib’ of Barta24.

The journalism department student of Rokeya Hall, requesting anonymity, said some stalkers including Jasim Uddin Hall BCL activist Mohidul Islam Mahi, ‘Rubaiyat’ of philosophy, ‘Sohel’ of Bangla and one ‘Rumi’ harassed a her.

When the girl protested, the stalkers became extremely abusive. She then asked her friends for help. An altercation broke out between the police when her friends arrived on the scene and further protested against the behaviour of the hecklers.

Central BCL leaders including office secretary Nasim-Al-Momin Rupak, Siddique Nazmul Alam, DU unit organising secretary Joydev Nandi later came to the scene and helped bring the situation under control.

But, later on, Mahi with 20-25 cadres attacked journalists in front of the BCL leaders.

On Sunday night, members of the university’s journalist association met vice-chancellor A A M S Arefin Siddique and demanded exemplary punishment of the attackers.

BCL vandalises Ramna temple

Ref: The police have arrested three Bangladesh Chhatra League activists of Dhaka University for vandalising the Ramna Kali Mandir. Animesh, Gobinda and Prakash were arrested in the early hours of Sunday. Police inspector Mizanur Rahman, told that the clash had erupted over ownership of two shops near the temple’s gate.

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Shibir president threatens PM, Shahara

Ref:Islami Chhatra Shibir president Rezaul Karim has threatened to put prime minister Sheikh Hasina and home minister Shahara Khatun on trial at a special tribunal.

“Massacres like Peelkhana killings and Paltan killings are still pending the prime minister’s nod,” president of Jamaat-e-Islami’s student wing, Karim said. Read more →