RU BCL brings out procession on campus defying ban

RU BCL brings out procession on campus defying ban

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Rajshahi, Oct 23 – Spreading panic over the campus and defying a ban on political demonstration, human chain and hunger strike during the entrance examinations of the Rajshahi University, Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) brought out a procession on campus on Tuesday. The demonstration spread panic among the applicants, guardians and general students and witnesses.
Around 500 leaders and activists led by unit president Golam Kibria and general secretary Faisal Ahmed Runu that started around 12 pm that paraded the whole campus. Besides, they held a rally following the procession on the campus.
Earlier, on 19 October 2016, the authorities imposed a ban on all types’ rallies, processions and political activities and use of megaphones during the admission test.
Ashraful Islam Masum, an applicant of arts faculty who came from Narshingdi, ‘I was frightened. I got confused and could not understand what should do and which side I should go as people crowded on both sides of the road of the campus.’
Abdullah Al Mamun, a resident of Bhola said who came here with his sister that it was very tough for me to go before or after BCL men as the road was completely packed with pedestrians and vehicles.
“During entrance exams, such kinds of program continuing is unexpected and undesirable from such political party that’s hamper normal deportation of the students and pedestrians”, he added.
Sumon Moral, a leader of RU branch of Progressive Students’ Alliance, criticized the university authority as they did not take punitive action against BCL men for breaking university rules and restriction by bringing rallies and processions on the campus during entrance exams.
University proctor Prof Dr Lutfor Rahman said, I was busy and I should ask them not to hold such kind of program during the admission test of the campus.
RU BCL general secretary Faisal Ahmed Runu said bringing the rally and procession for only to welcome the admission seekers that are why they did not take permission from university authority. He also not aware of university rules concerning the matter. – RU Correspondent

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