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Dhaka University violence (2): after developments August 23, 2007

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, Dhaka University, GOVERNANCE, POLITICS, University.
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11-30 pm BDT 22nd August, 2007

Though Authority at the highest level of the Govertment expressed


[courtesy: the pictures are taken from daily Inquilab]

sorrow for the incident at the DU campus, the Army camp has been removed as per demand of the students and Govt has formed a Judicial Committee with a retired Judge in the chair to enquire into the matter, the violence continued into the 2nd day in the sorrunding areas of the University and sometimes deep into the city. Reports of clashes were also coming from other university campus and different institutions of the country.

On the streets, many young men also joined with the students the clashes took ugly and violent look – hundreds of vehicles damaged, many were torched, they fought piece-meal battle with the police at different areas, many were injured but none reported death.

DU teachers demanded end of the Emergency Rule. Students also added withdrawal of the Emergency rule in addiction to their earlier demands of removal of the army camp and punishment of the offenders in their 5 point demands.

Government in a statement early in the day asked the agitators to refrain from damaging the public and private vehicles and properties, otherwise it declared that government would be compelled to take stern action to maintain law and order situation in the country. It also observed that non-students are making all this violence.


Later in a interview the Law adviser said that some people are taking the advantage of the situation in DU to create law and order situation in the country for their own benefit.


While we were thinking while is going to happen next, Government declared ‘Curfew’ in the capital and divisional towns for an indefinite period and close down all the universities and university colleges ask the students to vacate the halls by 8 pm before the curfew is imposed.

The Chief Adviser Dr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed addressed the nation at 9-30 BDT and explained the background why the emergency was imposed and assured that it will not last long and as soon as the condition is congenial the curfew will be withdrew.

People will remain half asleep today pondering what is waiting for them in future and how the GTG is going to handle the situation.





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