Bangladesh Chhatra Odhikar Parishad
24 Chhatra Odhikar Parishad members produced in court, a day after arrest
Police on Saturday produced in a court 24 office-bearers and activists of the Chhatra Odhikar Parishad (COP), a day after apprehending them in a case lodged on a complaint from a leader of the Bangladesh Chhatra league (BCL). “BCL leader Md Nazim Uddin filed a police complaint against the COP members in the wake of Friday’s clash between BCL’s Dhaka University unit and the Parishad, based on which an FIR was filed and the arrests were made,” said Nur Mohammad, officer In-charge of Shahbag Police Station. Earlier, some BCL activists had attacked the injured Parishad members for the second time while they were undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH). To avoid further trouble, police took the Parishad activists into custody. At least 12 people were hurt as BCL members "swooped" on a rally brought out by COP inside the Dhaka University campus Friday in memory of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Abrar Fahad. Read: BCL 'swoops on' Chhatra Odhikar's Abrar Fahad remembrance rally at DU The clash left over a dozen injured from both sides and they were rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) where another brawl broke out. Abrar, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering at Buet died on October 7, 2019, after he was mercilessly beaten up by the university's Chhatra League members over his Facebook post criticising the Bangladesh government's deals with India.
Anti-Modi protest: Chhatra Odhikar Parishad burns Indian PM's effigy
Bangladesh Chhatra Odhikar Parishad Wednesday burned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's effigy at Dhaka University campus protesting his upcoming visit to join the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's Independence. The student body brought out a black flag procession from the Central Shaheed Minar at around 4:30pm and paraded different roads of the campus. The procession ended at the TSC area. Speaking at the rally, leaders and activists of the organisation labelled Modi as a "communal terrorist" and said a "terrorist" cannot join Bangladesh's Golden Jubilee celebration. They also protested Tuesday's attack that Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men carried out on anti-Modi protesters at the campus and demanded immediate arrest of the attackers. Also read: 25 injured as BCL swoop on anti-Modi protesters Chhatra Odhikar Parishad DU unit General Secretary Akram Hossain led the protest programme. Bin Yeamin Molla, former Chhatra Odhikar Parishad Dhaka University unit president, said: "India helped us during our Liberation War of 1971. We are grateful to them but we cannot welcome a 'terrorist' like Modi in our great Golden Jubilee celebration." "We cannot welcome a communal individual like him and will resist him by any means." Calling on the BCL to stop violence, Yeamin said, "If you do not put an end to using force, students will not accept you anymore." Also read: Will resist anti-Modi protesters: DU BCL president Akhter Hossain, DU unit president of the organisation and also former Dhaka University Central Students' Union leader said, "The people of Bangladeshi do not want Modi here. But the ruling party Awami League is desperate to have him in our Golden Jubilee celebration to cling on to state power." "India is not behaving like a friendly country to us. Bangladesh citizens are being killed every day on the border. India has power and influence over us everywhere." On Tuesday, at least 20 anti-Modi protesters from different left-leaning student bodies and five photojournalists got injured as some BCL men swooped down on a rally that was protesting Modi's visit to Bangladesh ahead of March 26.
Chhatra Odhikar Parishad demands withdrawal of case against Nur
Bangladesh Chhatra Odhikar Parishad, a national student body, on Tuesday demanded the withdrawal of ‘false case’ filed against Dhaka University Central Student Union (Ducsu) former vice president (VP) Nurul Haque Nur and five others.