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5 penalized as deprived Chhatra League activists postpone protest

  • Published at 01:23 pm May 20th, 2019
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Deprived Chhatra League members seen observing a hunger strike, following a fresh attack on them, at the base of Raju Memorial Sculpture on Sunday, May 19, 2019 Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

They were allegedly attacked by the organization’s general secretary and his supporters

The Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists who were deprived of any posts in the newly announced full-fledged committee have postponed their protest on assurance that their demands will be met.

Spokesperson of the deprived Chhatra League faction, and also former publicity secretary of the body, Saif Babu confirmed the matter around 1:30am on Monday, after a meeting with senior Awami League leaders was held at Awami League President Sheikh Hasina’s office in Dhanmondi.

He said: “We called off the protest as our demands have been met. Our demands were: to drop controversial members from the newly announced committee of Chhatra League and employ more competent members. 

“In addition to that, we wanted the attackers of the Madhur Canteen incident to be brought to justice.”

Chhatra League Central President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and General Secretary Golam Rabbani were also present at the time. Expressing sorrow at the Madhur Canteen attack, Golam Rabbani said: “We will dismiss four men in connection to the attack. If there are others involved with it, they will be dismissed too.”


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Earlier, meetings were held with with Joint General Secretaries Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Abdur Rahman, and Organizing Secretaries Bahauddin Nasim and Mozammel Haque, along with Awami Swechchhasebak League General Secretary Molla Abu Kawsar, at the office of Awami League President in Dhanmondi to diminish conflicts among Chhatra League leaders and the deprived members.

Around midnight, Chhatra League activist and protestor Al Mamun said Awami League Joint General Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak called for a meeting at the party office, where the Chhatra League Central President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and General Secretary Golam Rabbani were also present.

On Sunday, the deprived Bangladesh Chhatra League members were allegedly attacked by the organization’s general secretary and his followers inside the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC).

As a response to the attack, which left numbers injured, the deprived and higher-post-seeking Chhatra League members went on a hunger strike at the base of Raju Memorial Sculpture amid rainfall.

During the protest, the ruling party’s student wing General Secretary Golam Rabbani told protesters, while surrounded by journalists, that he would submit his resignation letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday.