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Chhatra League men assault SUST, RU Progressive Students Alliance activists, 8 injured

  • Published at 01:30 pm January 29th, 2018
  • Last updated at 04:00 pm January 29th, 2018
Chhatra League men assault SUST, RU Progressive Students Alliance activists, 8 injured
At least eight students were injured in alleged attacks by Bangladesh Chhatra League men on the leaders and activists of Progressive Students Alliance on the campuses of Rajshahi University and Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) on Monday, reports UNB A group of 15 to 20 members of the ruling party's student front attacked them around 11am. Progressive Students Alliance activist Touhiduzzaman Jewel told Dhaka Tribune five activists were injured while the students were taking up position at the university's main gate. Upon receiving news of the incident, SUST Proctor Jahir Uddin Ahmed rushed to the spot. Jalalabad police station Officer-in-Charge Shafiqur Rahman Khan said police are already at the spot.
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In Rajshahi University, some Chhatra League activists from outside of the campus along with police, administration and a group of university staff from Awami League panel foiled a procession of Progressive Students Alliance. The leaders and activists of the university gathered in front of administration building around 8am. Around 9:30am, they had a dispute with the proctor and administrative officials, which led to a scuffle. Later, the proctor instructed police to remove the activists from there, according to AM Shakil, president of Rajshahi University Students Union. The police and the staff of the university attacked the students and foiled their gathering. At least three activists were injured in the attack. Earlier on Wednesday, Progressive Students Alliance called for a nationwide protest on January 29, protesting attacks on Dhaka University students by Chhatra League members and to press home demands for the Ducsu polls.