Fakhrul terms attack on JCD men an ominous sign

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoCondemning the attack on Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) reportedly by the activists of ruling party student body on the Dhaka University campus, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said it is an ominous sign for politics, reports UNB.

"When Chhatra Dal is trying to come up with positive student politics with a fresh vigour following its successful council, the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) cadres attacked its president, secretary and other leaders and activists. This is not only a condemnable incident, but also an ominous sign for Bangladesh politics," he said.

Fakhrul came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after visiting the wounded JCD leaders and activists at a city hospital. He also heard details about the attack from the JCD leaders.

The BNP leader demanded the government take immediate action against those involved in the attack.

At least 11 leaders and activists of BNP's student wing JCD and three journalists were injured in an attack allegedly by workers of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on the Dhaka University campus on Monday.

Fakhrul said BCL is trying to spoil JCD’s efforts to create a new chapter in student politics.
"Both the Awami League and Chhatra League are terrorist organisations."

He said the media have been running news about the misdeeds of the ruling party men for the few days. "People also witnessed an example of their terror acts today (Monday) through the attack on JCD leaders and activists."

Fakhrul said they hope JCD will play an active role in student politics and the movement for the release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. "We think the terrorists can never win, and they will surely be defeated by the Chhatra Dal leadership."

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