The post-deprived faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League started hunger strike at Raju Memorial sculpture on Dhaka University campus early Sunday protesting fresh attacks on them.
Claiming that BCL General Secretary Golam Rabbani and his followers attacked them inside the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) around 2:30am the agitated leaders have been staging hunger strike since 3:00am amid rain.Earlier, the followers of Golam Rabbani assaulted the post-deprived faction’s leaders while they were in a meeting with Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon, the president, and Golam Rabbani, the general secretary of the organisation.
One of the leader of the post-deprived faction, Saif Babu, former publication affairs secretary said we were in a meeting with President and the general secretary at TSC to solve the problem as per the instruction the of Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. But at one stage, our general secretary made an objectionable comment toward Lipi Akter, a deputy cultural affairs secretary of the new committee. Later they assaulted Lipi and some others post-deprived leader during the meeting.
“We are demanding exemplary punishment of the attackers immediately, he said.”
BCL, the student wing of the ruling Awami League, announced its 301-member full-fledged central committee on Monday, a year after its conference was held.
Hours after the announcement, at least 50 leaders and activists who did not get posts—or were unhappy with the posts they were given—in the new central committee, joined a press briefing at Madhu’s Canteen in the evening. Hundreds of BCL leaders attacked and foiled the press briefing, soon after it started.
The faction also unveiled the names of 99 leaders—including 16 accused by the party itself—of the Awami League student front who are considered to be “controversial”.Later, Hasina, also the Awami League president, instructed the student wing’s leadership to exclude controversial leaders from its recently announced central committee.