12 quota reformists hurt after ‘BCL men’ assault
Sofian Khan: At least 12 quota reform protesters were physically assaulted as attack on quota reformists allegedly by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) members continued for the third consecutive day yesterday.
Witnesses made claims that two leaders of Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Adhikar Sanrakshan Parishad were forcibly picked up by the BCL men, from the of Dhaka and Jahangirnagar universities.
The two are parishad’s joint convener of DU unit Faruk Hosen, and convener of JU unit Shakil Uzzaman. BCL president BI Badhon and general secretary Al Amin, of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall unit, picked up Faruk from DU campus, informed the witnesses.
Before this, some 10 to 15 BCL activists allegedly swooped on the students when they gathered on the Central Shaheed Minar premises to form a human chain around 10:50 am demanding quota reforms in the civil service.