Attack on DU Students

DUCSU VP threatens to launch tough demo

DU Correspondent

3rd April, 2019 10:31:57 printer

Newly elected Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) vice-president (VP) Nurul Haque Nur on Wednesday threatened to launch a tough movement if action is not taken against those who assaulted some students of Dhaka University (DU) by Monday.

“Proper actions were not taken against Chhatra League despite their involvement in various attacks in university. Exemplary punishment must be given to those involved in yesterday’s (Tuesday) incident by Monday. If the authorities fail to take action, we will announce the next course of action,” he said at a protest rally at Raju Sculpture on the campus.

About the meeting with DU VC Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman on Wednesday morning, Nur said, “We think the discussion with the VC has become fruitful. He has listened to our complaints.”

The VP said they demanded that the VC hand out exemplary punishment to those who attacked and assaulted them and kick out all outsiders and students staying in the halls illegally.

Nur said, “The university administration assured us of these matters.”

On Tuesday afternoon, under the leadership of DUCSU VP Nur, several panel members who boycotted the DUCSU polls formed a human chain in front of Raju Sculpture to protest the assault on Farid Hasan of SM Hall on Monday night.

When the protesters went to the hall to meet its provost and submit a memorandum, Chhatra League activists tried to bar them from meeting the provost and threw eggs at them.

At that time, Nur was surrounded by Chhatra League activists and was reportedly slapped by hall union VP Kamal Hossain.

VP candidate Auroni Shemonti Khan, GS candidate Umme Habiba Benzeer and Shamsunnahar Hall union VP Sheikh Tasnim Afroz Emi were also allegedly assaulted by ruling student wing’s men.

Farid Hasan, a postgraduate student of the university’s Urdu department, was forced to pull out of the election race after he allegedly faced threats from the Chhatra League.