The incident, which took place on Saturday during the scheduled event, left many quota reform movement leaders injured
A press briefing, organized by those seeking reform of the quota facilities for public service, was foiled at the Dhaka University campus, after more than 200 Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders and activists swooped in on the organizers.
The incident, which took place on Saturday during the scheduled event, left many quota reform movement leaders injured, including its Convener Hasan Al Mamun, Joint Conveners Nurul Haque Nur, Faruk Hasan, and an activist named Arash.
According to eyewitnesses, quota reform movement activists tried to gather in front of the university's central library around 10:45am. The Chhatra League leaders reportedly attacked the organizers of the press briefing, and took control of the library premises.
Convener of the movement, Hasan Al Mamun told the Dhaka Tribune: “Joint Convener Nurul Haque Nur has been taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital after receiving critical injuries during the attack.”
Mamun added that he has gone into hiding fearing a fresh round of attacks on quota reform movement organizers.
Following the incident, Joint Convener of the movement Muhammad Rashed Khan made a Facebook post, announcing a boycott of classes, and a strike for an indefinite period from Saturday.
In photos taken during the incident, some of the attackers appear to be Chhatra League leaders.
These men appear to be, recently expired central committee vice president Shakib Hassan Swim, deputy school and student affairs secretary Ashim Kumar Baidya, Human Resource Affairs Secretary Zahir Ahmed Khan, and activist of Sir AF Rahman Hall unit Sagor Rahman.