3 BCL leaders suspended for assaulting SUST teachers

3 BCL leaders suspended for assaulting SUST teachers

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Three leaders of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, student wing of the Awami League, were suspended on Monday on charge of assaulting seven teachers of the university in an attack on Sunday.
They are Abu Sayeed Akanda and Anjan Ray, senior vice-presidents of SUST unit BCL, and Sajedul Islam Sabuj, senior joint secretary of the same unit.
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) central executive committee took the decision at its meeting on Monday night, said BCL central committee president Saifur Rahman.Besides, the committee served show cause notices to the trio, the president added.
The seven teachers were assaulted allegedly by the leaders and activists of BCL in front of the vice-chancellor’s office on Sunday morning.
Prof Syed Shamsul Islam, convener of Mohan Muktijuddher Chetonay Udbuddho Shikkhak Parishad, a pro-liberation teachers’ forum, said a group of BCL leaders and activists swooped on a teachers’ demonstration on the campus at about 8:30am and physically assaulted them.
The teachers had been on a movement demanding removal of VC Prof Aminul Haque Bhuiyan.
The teachers were to attend a sit-in programme in front of the Administrative Building, to be held from 9am to 5pm.
The victims are Prof Dr Yasmeen Haque, wife of Prof Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Prof Mohammad Yunus, former president of SUST Teachers’ Association, Prof Abdul Goni, incumbent general secretary of the association, Prof ANK Somaddar, Prof Sayed Shamsul Islam, Associate Prof Faruk Uddin and Mostafa Kamal Masud. – UNB

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