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Chhatra League members vacate area outside VC house

  • Published at 07:07 pm March 12th, 2019
Bangladesh Chhatra League president Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon addresses a gathering of agitated Chhatra League activists, urging them to calm down and vacate the area, near the Dhaka University vice-chancellor's residence on campus on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh Chhatra League Central President Shovon urged them to vacate the area

Chhatra League members have vacated the area outside the University of Dhaka vice-chancellor's (VC) residence.

They dispersed around 3:30pm Tuesday after Bangladesh Chhatra League Central President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon came to the area and spoke to them.

He urged them to vacate the area and maintain their decorum.

Chhatra League members had begun gathering near the vice-chancellor's residence at 10:30am, protesting the results of the Dhaka University Central Student Union (Ducsu) election.

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Shovon said to the Chhatra League members: “The vice-chancellor is our guardian. You should not be behaving like this.

“Vacate this area within the next five minutes. Let us work towards normalizing the university’s environment.”

Quota Reform Movement leader Nurul Haq Nur was elected Vice-President of Ducsu in Monday’s elections; while Bangladesh Chhatra League General Secretary Golam Rabbani won the post of general secretary of Ducsu, and Saddam Hussain won the post of assistant general secretary post. Eight of nine secretary posts went to candidates from the Chhatra League panel.

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Earlier in the day, the protest demanding a re-run of the Ducsu election had took a turn for the worse as different factions of protesters engaged in violence plus chased and counter-chased at the Dhaka University campus. Protesters were seen attacking each other with batons.