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Chhatra League, Chhatra Dal face off at DU

  • Published at 07:08 pm September 22nd, 2019
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Chhatra Dal leaders and activists at a press briefing in Madhur Canteen at Dhaka University campus on Sunday, September 22, 2019 Collected

They chant slogans and counter slogans centring BNP chief Khaleda Zia

Leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal faced off at Madhur Canteen in Dhaka University (DU), causing a commotion.  

They chanted slogans, and counter slogans centring BNP chief Khaleda Zia, creating an uneasy atmosphere inside the canteen on Sunday.  

However, their gathering led no untoward incident.

Around 12pm, BNP's student wing Chhatra Dal came to the popular spot of student politics - Madhur Canteen - led by its newly elected President Fazlur Rahman Khokon, and General Secretary Iqbal Hossain Shamol.

Chhatra Dal activists bring out a procession on the Dhaka University campus on Sunday, September 22, 2019 Collected

Awami League's student front Chhatra League central acting general secretary Lekhak Bhattacharjee, and its DU unit President Sonjit Chandra Das were already present there.

Shamol and DU unit Chhatra Dal President Al Mehedi Talukder exchanged greetings with Lekhak, but Sonjit denied doing so, claimed Chhatra Dal leaders.

Chhatra Dal leaders, and activists took position opposite to Chhatra League's table.

In the meantime, Chhatra League activists of Dhaka College unit started chanting slogans against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

The ruling party's student wing men chanted various slogans including -- "We will peel off Khaleda's skin; Hit Khaleda's face with shoes; and Fie fie, Khaleda as we cannot live for your shameful act."

Chhatra Dal also chanted counter slogans -- "Khaleda, Zia; Khaleda, Zia."

Later, Chhatra Dal General Secretary Shamol said: "We came for the first time at Madhur Canteen after receiving the responsibility of our student wing. But Chhatra League did not treat us politely. They chanted provocative slogans which clearly proves that coexistence on the campus is yet to be ensured."