Strike at Jagannath University on Sunday to protest Nazim murder

Students of Jagannath University have announced ceaseless agitations in protest against the murder of fellow student and online activists Nazimuddin Samad.

Published : 7 April 2016, 12:56 PM
Updated : 7 April 2016, 02:27 PM

They declared the programme at a rally in front of the university in old Dhaka on Thursday, a day after Nazim’s murdered at Sutrapur.
Chhatra Union’s university unit General Secretary SK Shuvo said, “General students will stage protest tomorrow (Friday) at 3pm at Shahbagh.”
An ‘all-out student strike’ will be observed on Sunday if the killers are not arrested by Saturday, he announced.
Unknown assailants hacked and shot dead Nazim, 27, an evening-batch student of the Law Department, at Sutrapur’s Ekrampur on Wednesday night.

Nazim, hailing from Sylhet, described himself as the information and research affairs secretary of Bangabandhu Jatiya Juba Parishad in the district in his Facebook profile.
He was involved with Ganajagaran Mancha and wrote against religious extremism on his Facebook wall.
Jagannath University students began the protest on the campus around 10am under the banner of ‘general students’.
A section of them held a rally in front of the administrative building around 11 where they demanded ‘prompt’ arrest and trial of the killers.
Chhatra Union’s university unit President Al Amin said at the rally that the movement would continue until the authorities took ‘visible measures’ for fast-tracking the trial of the murderers.
The agitators later blocked the street in front of the university for three hours, triggering
hug tailbacks in the area.
Locals said the students had vandalised several shops during the agitations.
Kotwali police OC Abul Hasan said the protestors freed the street around 3pm after announcing the next demonstration.
Sutrapur police said no case had been started over Nazim murder until Thursday afternoon.
“So far as I know, his family are coming to Dhaka. A case will be registered after they come,” said OC Tapan Kumar Saha.
He said a post-mortem was being carried out on Nazim’s body.