Attack on BSMRSTU protesting students; 20 hurt
An attack has been carried out on the protesting students of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University (BSMRSTU) allegedly by outsiders, leaving at least 20 students injured.
Locals said the outsiders bbared students from entering campus at Nabinbag, Hospital area, LGED office intersection, Sonakur, Nilarmath, Suban Road, university main gate. They were attacked by outsiders around 11:30am on Saturday.
Among the injured, some were admitted to Gopalganj Sadar Hospital.
The students came under attack when they were continuing their protest in and adjacent areas of the campus, defying authorities' order of announcing university closed and asking to vacate hall.
Earlier this morning, authorities have shut down BSMRSTU amid student protests for resignation of Vice Chancellor professor Dr Khondaker Nasir.
By an office order issued this morning, all students have been asked to leave respective halls by 10:00am.
The BSMRSTU students started demonstration and protest rally in front of the VC’s office on Thursday morning. On the day, they declared fast-unto-death unless the VC resigns.
Recently the university administration has expelled LLB (Honours) second year student and the university correspondent of The Daily Sun Fatema Tuz Zinia for her posts on social media on September 10.
Following this, different professional organizations protested the suspension order, mentioning it illegal, inhuman, barrier to freedom of speech and threat to journalism.
At the same time, they demanded VC Nasir's resignation for his involvement with different irregularities.
Protesting student Zahangir Alam said, "We demonstrated to realise our 14-point demand, including ensuring freedom of speech. The administration accepted the demands early hours of the day. Now, our movement is for VC's resignation."