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BCL men ‘beat up’ journalist for covering anti-Modi protest

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men Thursday “attacked” a journalist on the Dhaka University campus as he was covering a protest programme – staged against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bangladesh visit.

The victim was identified as Abid Hasan Russel, the Dhaka University correspondent of Bangla Tribune.

“People of Bangladesh,” a citizens’ platform, arranged a programme named “Jeyafat” at the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) at around 5.30pm.

As the protesters were about the start their programme, some BCL leaders and activists beat them up and snatched their banners, the witnesses said.

Abid was at the spot to cover the programme. The BCL men swooped down on Abid as he started recording the video of the BCL attack on protesters.

The journalist is now undergoing treatment at Dhaka University Medical Centre.

BCL President Al Nahian Khan Joy and General Secretary Lekhak Bhattacharjee could not be reached for comments till the filing of this report.

Source: United News of Bangladesh