Bangladesh General Students’ Right Protection Council on Wednesday threatened to boycott classes and examinations at all universities and colleges across the country for an indefinite period if the three cases filed over the quota reform demonstrations are not withdrawn within seven days.
Nurul Haque Nur, joint convener of the platform, came up with the threat at a press conference on the premises of Dhaka University Central Library in the afternoon.“General students might be harassed in the cases filed against unidentified protesters over the quota reform movement. So, the cases must be withdrawn within the next seven days,” he said.
Nur continued, “If the cases are not withdrawn within the stipulated time, classes and examinations at all universities and colleges across the country will be boycotted for an indefinite period.”
He also sought security for the quota protesters.
Rashed Khan, another joint convener of the Bangladesh General Students’ Right Protection Council, alleged that those who led the movement are being threatened in various ways, including the social media.
He urged the authorities concerned to ensure security of the protesters who had actively participated in the quota reform movement.
The platform leaders also demanded that those involved in the attack on the residence of the Dhaka University Vice-chancellor be identified through scrutinising CCTV footages and brought to book.