6 quota protest leaders injured in 'BCL attack' at DU

6 quota protest leaders injured in ‘BCL attack’ at DU

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At least six leaders of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council, the platform of students that led the quota reform movement,were injured in an attack allegedly by some Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL)activists on Dhaka University campus on Saturday.

Witnesses said when the leaders of the organisation gathered in front DU central library to hold a pre-scheduled press conference to announce their fresh programme some BCL activists suddenly launched an attack on them around 10:50 am.

At that time, they allegedly beat up Nurul Haq, joint convener of the council, Faruk Hossain, another joint convener, Hasan Al Mamun and Arosh Ahmed, convener of Surya Sen Hall unit of the organisation, leaving them injured.

Nurul Haq and Arosh Ahmed were undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Among them, condition of Nurul was stated to be critical.

Later, the BCL men drove out the quota reform demonstrators form the area and took position at the library premises.

After the incident, Md Rashed Khan, a joint convenor of the council, announced an indefinite class and examinations boycott programme at all universities across the country.

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