BCL Infighting At CU
30,000 students’academic life in jeopardy
Published : Tuesday, 3 December, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 170
CHATTOGRAM, Dec 2: The infighting of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of the ruling Awami League, has made the academic life of 30,000 students of the Chattogram University miserable.
The factional fights have been occurring frequently on the campus as well as outside the campus.
On Sunday night, the so-called VX group activists beat up two activists of the self-styled CFC group. Following the incident, the BCL CFC group announced the indefinite blockade on the campus from Monday.
All classes of the university have been suspended including the examinations of various departments on Monday. Railway shuttle train also did not run on Monday for the blockade of the BCL.
Talking to the Daily Observer, the Senior Assistant Proctor of CU Rezaul Karim said the agitating students have placed two-point demand which includes, resignation of the Student Adviser Sirajuddowla and the expulsion of the VX activists who are liable for beating up two CFC activists.
Meanwhile, the agitating students had postponed their programmes for three days from December 3 to 5 for the President's visit to Chattogram.
It may be mentioned that train boggey-based politics of the BCL has been continuing on the campus for long.
These organizations are identified as Ekakar Boggey, CFC Boggey, Concord Group, 69 Group, Banglar Group, VX Group, RS Group and Bijoy Group.
The clash between those two groups had ensued over a meeting at the TV room of Shahid Abdur Rab Hall on November 28. Later, it was mutually resolved.
But on Sunday night, the VX Group beat up two CFC activists at Hathazari Upazila. The victims have been identified as Suman Nasir and Al Nahiyan Rafi.
The group CFC (Choose Friends With Care) is the supporters of former Mayor Mohiuddin Chowdhury and his son Deputy Minister Naufel while the VX (Varsity Express) group is the follower of City Mayor AJM Nasiruddin.
Besides, in observing such programme several students of the CU had been killed in the last nine years.
Tapash Sarker, a first-year student of the Sanskrit Department, was shot dead and three others injured in a factional clash between two rival groups of BCL on the university campus on December 14 in 2014.
Following the students agitation after the killing of Tapas Sarker, the CU authorities banned student politics again in 2014.
More than 4,000 students are presently staying in nine residential halls on the campus.
Besides, a total of 30,000 students are living outside the campus. The CU campus is situated 20 miles from the city centre.