CU classes hampered in face of strike
CU correspondent: Classes at Chittagong University are being hampered today following a strike enforced by the supporters of Bangladesh Chhatra League central leader Diaz Irfan Chowdhury, who was found dead in his house on campus on the 20th November this year.
The protesters issued several press notes last night to enforce the strike and disrupted rail and road communication with the campus today morning.
To make the strike a success, a group of supporters under the banner of Shocheton Chhatro Chhatri Brindo gathered at the Gate no. 2 of the university campus in the morning to press home of their five-point demand that includes immediate and right investigation into the death of Diaz.
“We called the strike to press home our demands. The authorities should materialise it sooner to bring normalcy in the campus,” Nazim Uddin, vice-president of CU unit BCL, told our university correspondent there.
Later, the authorities suspended the train service on security grounds. The railway official however could not give any time for resuming the service.
Meanwhile, teachers’ busses left the campus late as the BCL leader’s supporters allegedly intercepted those in this morning.
Contacted, CU Assistant Proctor Helal Uddin told the correspondent that they would hold a meeting with the protesters to resolve the critical issue.
Three rickshaw-pullers were beaten up allegedly by the protesters at different parts on the campus, sources said.
Diaz was the central assistant secretary of the pro-Awami League student body and also a former joint secretary of its CU unit.
His body was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his bedroom at his family’s rented house in the university’s Gate-2 area in the night of November 20.