Chittagong University's Chhatra League activists call off protests

Bangladesh Chhatra League's Chittagong University unit has called off the protest launched by a group of its members over an attack on two of their leaders by local Jubo League activists.

Published : 1 June 2022, 09:34 AM
Updated : 1 June 2022, 01:50 PM

The protest continued on the campus from morning to afternoon, halting classes and exams.

"We’ve called off the protest as police arrested local Jubo League leader Md Hanif, the mastermind of the attack," said ‘VX group’ and Chhatra League leader Pradip Chakraborty Durjoy, one of the victims of the attack.

The locals got involved in at least seven clashes with the students due to 'silly' reasons tied to the university in a year.

At least 30 students were injured in those clashes. The agitated students locked the entrance to the university several times following the attacks.

Chhatra League activists blocked the entrance once again on Wednesday following the attack on two of their leaders by the locals, demanding the arrest of the attackers.

The VX group is formed based on the compartments of the university's shuttle train. Chhatra League leader Durjoy is the current leader of the group.

Durjoy and another Chhatra League leader Md Rashed were heading to the campus on a motorcycle in the morning when the supporters of Jubo League leader Hanif attacked them and vandalised their vehicle.

"The shuttle train service was suspended due to the attack," said Tonmoy Mazumder, assistant master of the shuttle train at Sholoshahar Station.

Hanif earlier did not answer phone calls for comment.