16 July 2018, Mon, 12:57

DU suspends 3 BCL men for assaulting 2 students

Dhaka University authorities have suspended three activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) for assaulting two students, according to UNB.

DU proctor AKM Golam Rabbani said, "The trio has been suspended from all academic activities of the university as the allegation against them was found true."

The decision was made on Sunday on the basis of primary investigation over written allegation and scrutinising CCTV footage, he said.

Sifat Ullah of Women and Gender Studies, Md Al Imran of Institute of Education and Research and Mahmudur Rahman of Institute of Modern Language department faced the action. All of them are first-year students.

Earlier on Saturday evening, the BCL activists beat up two students of Economics department of Dhaka University in front of Surja Sen Hall.

A three-member committee was formed to probe the incident.

Contacted, BCL Surja Sen Hall unit president Golam Sarwar said finding the students (victims) in an "objectionable state", the hall students wanted to know about their identities, which led to a scuffle at one stage.

Student suspended for Facebook post on quota reform

A student of Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University has been suspended over a Facebook post in favour of the quota reform, reports UNB.

The suspended student is Mir Mohammad Junayed, a student of the university's Medicine department and resident of Freedom Fighter MA Hannan Hall, said a press release of the university.

The status given by the student is clearly a gross violation of article 16 of Rules Regarding General Disciple of the university as it provokes subversion and goes against university disciple, it said.

On 13 July, Junayed in his Facebook account named Mir Sabbir wrote: "Earlier, you said there would be no quota. And now you're saying that it's impossible to reform the freedom fighter quota. Is it the rule of the Quran that it cannot be changed?"