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BCL, PSA clash at DU; 25 injured

DU Correspondent

24 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

At least 25 people, including two journalists, were injured in a clash between the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and leftist student organisations' alliance Progressive Students' Alliance (PSA) on the Dhaka University campus on Tuesday.

The incident took place in front of Dhaka University Snacks (DUS) Chattar of the campus around 5:45pm.

Eyewitnesses said Progressive Students' Alliance organised a protest rally in protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dhaka. On the other hand, BCL men took position at the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) and Raju Memorial sculpture since morning.

As the leftist protesters did not get a place there to burn an effigy of Prime Minister Modi, they decided to burn it on the south side of the Shoparjito Swadhinata Chattar.             

The clash started when the BCL leaders and activists tried to do it, leaving 25 injured.

Injured two photo journalists--- Jibon Ahmed of ‘Daily Manabzamin’ and Rubel Rashid of ‘Desh Rupantor’ were admitted at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Earlier, some activists of Chhtra League allegedly snatched away an effigy of Narendra Modi from the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra Federation in front of TSC area while taking preparation for burning it around 11:45am.