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Chhatra League wants to lead the movement

  • Published at 11:19 pm August 28th, 2016
  • Last updated at 12:07 am August 31st, 2016
Chhatra League wants to lead the movement
Sources at Chhatra League told the Dhaka Tribune that as the Chhatra League was leading the students of the university, so it was obvious that it would lead any movement regarding students' interest. President of BCL university unit FM Shariful Islam said the BCL would lead the movement to realise the vacated land of old Dhaka jail from the authorities concerned. Students who have been observing demonstration under the banner of left-leaning parties alleged that BCL men attacked them several times and called separate programmes to take credit of movement. In previous years, they joined general students' movements when they saw that the movement would be successful, said the students. A student who preferred to be unnamed told the Dhaka Tribune that they were tried to foil the movement taking money from influential quarters. President of the Bangladesh Samajtantra Front, JnU unit, MM Mujahid Anik said they welcomed the BCL men if they wanted to join their movement. “It is unfortunate that they are attacking general students who have been observing demonstrations for several days.” He also said if the authorities gave allocation of the land to the university, all the students of the university would be benefited. President of BCL, JnU unit, FM Shariful Islam said: “We will bring out rally on the campus against the hartal of the anti-Liberation forces. On Thursday, a rally will be held on the campus for realising our demands. No class or examination would be held at JnU until our demands are met.” Yesterday, the BCL and left-leaning parties observed agitation programmes separately. The BCL men staged hunger strike on campus while students led by leftist parties staged demonstrations at the Central Shaheed Minar. Convenor of the movement Monirul Islam Rajon said: “The movement will be continued until our demands are met by an announcement of the government.” He also said they would hold a rally at National Press Club on Thursday morning. Meanwhile, to ease accommodation crisis of the students of Jagannath University (JnU), a modern dormitory for around 1,000 students would be built by Thermax Group Ltd, says a press release. Chairman of Thermax Group Abdul Kadir Molla said this when a delegation led by Vice-Chancellor of the university Prof Dr Mijanur Rahman met him at his Kakrail office on Monday night. A memorandum of understanding will be signed between the two parties after the Eid-ul-Azha.