Police disrupt JCD’s symbolic hunger strike at Shaheed Minar

Police in Dhaka disrupted a symbolic hunger strike by Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal at Central Shaheed Minar on Tuesday.

Members of the student wing of BNP embarked on the hunger strike around 9am to express solidarity with the protesting students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST).

Before leaving the Shaheed Minar ground around noon, the Chhatra Dal members demanded the removal of SUST Vice-Chancellor Farid Uddin Ahmed and the withdrawal of a police case filed against the university students.

Fazlur Rahman Khokon, president of JCD, saids, “We condemn the heinous attack on the students. We are demanding the immediate resignation of this inhuman V-C.”

General secretary of JCD, Iqbal Hossain Shamol said, “V-C means teacher and teacher means guardian, but SUST V-C showed us his authoritarian behaviour. Police League and Chhatra League have attacked ordinary students under his direction.”

Asked about the disruption, the joint convener of JCD’s Dhaka University unit, Nasir Uddin Nasir, said, “We had planned to hold the hunger strike till 3 pm today, but it was disrupted by police around 11.45 am.”

Source: United News of Bangladesh