Dhaka College BCL activists confront president over committee
The leaders and activists of the Dhaka College unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League have confronted the organization's central president Al Nahian Khan Joy to demand a committee for their unit. The incident took place in the capital's New Market area, which is right next to Dhaka College, on Sunday night(December 4). Agitated activists of the Dhaka College unit surrounded Joy's convoy there. A number of leaders and activists involved in Dhaka College Chhatra League said they don't have a BCL committee in their college for a long time. "We actively participate in all the programs of the Chhatra League, but we do not have an identity. It is disappointing for us. We are asking him to declare the committee as soon as possible," one of them told UNB, wishing to remain unnamed. Read: 15 injured in BCL factional clash at CU Firoz Hossain, a candidate of Dhaka College BCL unit said, "We have all requested Joy Bhai for the committee. We have been involved with BCL politics for a long time. The annual council will be held on December 6. There is no opportunity to give a committee after the council. So our demand is to give the committee by December 5." There has been no Chhatra League committee in Dhaka College for the last six years. Sources said AL leaders are already trying to solve the issues.
Dhaka College: 12 accused in case filed over BCL infighting
A case has been filed in New Market police station accusing 12 students by name and some anonymous too over the incident of Dhaka College students' infighting between two halls' residents. Contacted, Officer in-charge of New Market police station Abdul Latif said, "one of the injured students lodged a case accusing 12 students and some anonymous of Dhaka College." Read: At least 15 injured in Chhatra League infighting at Dhaka College "The probe committee has formed and investigation officer is working on this. We will take proper action aginst the culprits," he added. On the other hand, Dhaka College principal denied the fact the last night's fighting of the students of the two halls.
At least 15 injured in Chhatra League infighting at Dhaka College
A clash between two groups of Chhatra League at Dhaka College has left at least 15 students injured. Students of North hostel and South Hostel of the college got involved in the clash around 9pm on Saturday. A student named Al Amin of South Block of Dhaka College was beaten by some students of North Block inside the campus at 8:30 pm. Later, when the news spread in the campus, the two groups clashed using indigenous weapons, sticks, rods, and machetes. Cocktail explosions and gunfire were also heard during the clash. Witnesses said they heard at least three gunshots, and cocktails during the incident, although the college principal has denied this. Read: BCL Factional Clash: IU forms investigation panel
2 more held over New Market clashes
Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested two employees of a shop in Hazaribagh area in the city on Tuesday in connection with the clashes between students of Dhaka College and traders and hawkers of New Market. The arrestees were Md. Kawsar and Md. Babu Hossain. Also read: New Market Clashes: Three more remanded Based on secret information, Dhanmondi zonal team of the DB (Ramna Division) carried out drives in Hazaribagh area and arrested them. Md. Fazle Elahi, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of DB (Ramna Division), said Bappi, an employee of Welcome Fast Food, locked into an altercation with Kawser and Babu, two employees of Capital Fast Food, over keeping a table for iftar items on April 18. Also read:New Market clashes: 5 Dhaka College students remanded in police custody At one stage, Bappi called some students of Dhaka College and beat employees of Capital fast food, resulting in violent clashes between Dhaka College students and New Market shopkeepers, the ADC said. Earlier, nine people were arrested in connection with the clashes.
New Market clashes: 5 Dhaka College students remanded in police custody
A Dhaka court on Thursday placed five students of Dhaka College on a two-day police remand each in a case over the killing of Nahid Hasan during recent violence at New Market. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shanta Akter passed the order after Md Tariqul Alam Jewel, Inspector of Detective Branch of police, produced the accused before court and sought a 7-day remand to interrogate them. Those remanded are Abdul Kaiyum, a student of Accounting Department, Palash and Irfan, both from Social Science Department, Foysal from the Bangla department and Junayed from Islamic History department of Dhaka College. Earlier in the day, AKM Hafiz Akter, Additional Commissioner of the DB Police, said at a briefing that these five were arrested for their direct involvement in the clashes between the Dhaka College students and New Market shopkeepers that claimed two lives. Two murder cases were filed at New Market police station in connection with the clashes, he said. Also read: New Market clashes: 5 Dhaka College students arrested Two people, Nahid and Mursalin were killed while more than 30 others, including journalists and students, were injured as the students of Dhaka College clashed with the traders of New Market at the Nilkhet intersection on April 19. Shopkeepers alleged that the students were beaten up as they had refused to foot the bill at an eatery. Police subsequently registered four cases against 1,400 people in connection with the clashes. Also read: New Market clashes: 14 BNP leaders, activists granted anticipatory bail On April 20, a murder case was filed at the New Market police station following a complaint by Nahid’s father Nadim Hossain accusing anonymous people.
Tension mounts after explosions near Dhaka College
Tensions heightened in New Market area on Wednesday after two crude bombs were exploded near Dhaka College campus, forcing the shopkeepers to shut down their shops. The students of Dhaka College blocked road and blasted two crude bombs in front the college around 5 pm, creating panic among the pedestrians and shopkeepers. Vehicular movement in the area came to a halt for some time after the blasts. Shahen Shah, additional superintendent of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said police forces have been deployed in the area to bring the situation under control. Vehicular movement retuned to normalcy when police cleared the road and sent the students to the campus. “Discussions are on between the teachers of the college and leaders of Traders Association over the issue and a solution will come by today,” said Shahen Shah. Besides, New Market shopkeepers hanged a white flag on the gate of the market as a symbol of peace. READ: First death reported in New Market-Dhaka College clash A 20-year-old man identified as Nahid Hossain, a delivery man for Dlink courier service , who suffered injuries during violent clashes between Dhaka College students and New Market traders died on Tuesday. Over 30 people, including journalists and students, were injured Tuesday as students of Dhaka College locked into a series of clashes again with traders of New Market around the Nilkhet intersection. The whole area turned into a battleground after a fresh clash erupted between them around 10 am Tuesday, as a sequel to Monday night's tensions, said witnesses. Around midnight on Monday, a clash ensued between the traders and college students, with the latter alleging that a few of their peers were thrashed and stabbed by a couple of shopkeepers when they had gone to the market for shopping, and refused to pay the bill at an eatery.
First death reported in New Market-Dhaka College clash
A youth who was not involved but simply happened to be in the vicinity during violent clashes between Dhaka College students and New Market traders since Monday night has died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). The deceased Nahid Hossain, 20, worked as a delivery man for Dlink courier service, and happened to be passing through the area on Tuesday when he was hit on the head by a brick. DMCH resident doctor Md Alauddin said that Nahid was put on life support and died at around 9.40 pm. Another young man injured in the clash, Mursalin (26), a clothes shop employee, is in critical condition at DMCH, said Dr Alauddin. Over 30 people, including journalists and students, were injured Tuesday as students of Dhaka College locked into a series of clashes again with traders of New Market around the Nilkhet intersection. The whole area turned into a battleground after a fresh clash erupted between them around 10am today, as a sequel to Monday night's tensions, said witnesses. Of the injured, some 24 people were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said a source. The clashes disrupted vehicular movement from Science Lab to Azimpur and created a long tailback on the Mirpur Road and adjacent areas. Vehicular movement returned to normalcy around 6pm as police dispersed the Dhaka College students after lobbing tear gas shells. Shop owners in the area kept their shutters down since morning. The fresh clash erupted as the students went to the intersection around 10am to form a human chain in protest against last night’s alleged attack on them by members of the New Market Traders’ Association. READ: Violent clashes erupt again between Dhaka College students, traders; Over 30 hurt Some traders of New Market "teased and provoked" the protesters, triggering the morning's clashes, according to witnesses. Brick chips and crude bombs were thrown during the chase and counter-chase between the two groups while police lobbed tear gas shells to bring the situation under control. “Around 12pm fire broke out in some shops at Chandrima Super Market and Nurjahan Super Market after crude bombs were thrown at those allegedly by students. It was later doused but a vehicle of the Fire Service sent there could not reach the spot as the traders did not allow it to move,” said Khaleda Yasmin, Deputy Officer (media), Fire Service and Civil Defence. “At least 30 students of Dhaka College were injured in the clash that started last night”, said Dr Md Abdul Kuddus Shikder, Secretary of Dhaka College Teachers Council. Sharif, Assistant Commissioner (New Market zone) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said,"I am currently undergoing treatment at a hospital after suffering injuries while controlling the situation last night. The students took to the streets again in the morning to protest last night’s attack and some of them said they would not let the traders open their shops until the perpetrators of last night's alleged attack are brought to justice." According to the students, two of their peers are being treated at Square Hospital as they "sustained injuries in their eyes when police fired rubber bullets last night." UNB photojournalists Abu Sufiyan Jewel and Rakibul Hasan, Deepto TV’s journalist Asif Sumit, and its cameraperson, SA TV’s reporter Tuhin and cameraperson Kabir Hossain, MY TV’s reporter Danny Drong and RTV’s camera person Sumon Dey were among the injured. Photographer of the Daily Star Prabir Das and reporter of Ajker Patrika Al Amin Raju were allegedly beaten up by the traders during the clash. Around midnight on Monday, a clash ensued between the traders and college students, with the latter alleging that few of their peers were thrashed and stabbed by a couple of shopkeepers when they had gone to the market for shopping, and refused to pay the bill at an eatery. Police lobbed teargas shells and fired rubber bullets to bring the situation under control after nearly four hours on the first night. Traffic on Mirpur Road came to a halt for a few hours due to the clash, in which some cops also sustained injuries.
Dhaka College suspends classes, exams after clash
Dhaka College authorities have suspended all the classes and exams scheduled for Tuesday after a fierce clash between students and traders in New Market area early Tuesday. All teachers are requested to be present at the college by 10 am, according to a notice published on the official website of the college and its verified Facebook page. “Due to unavoidable circumstances, all classes and examinations of Dhaka College's higher secondary level and honours-masters programmes scheduled for today (Tuesday), have been canceled. Earlier on Monday midnight, a clash ensued between the the traders and the college students, with the latter alleging that few of their peers were thrashed and stabbed by a couple of shopkeepers when they had gone to the market for shopping. Students clashed with New Market traders again Tuesday morning at the busy Nilkhet intersection, triggering a massive traffic jam in the area. Read: Dhaka College students clash with New Market traders again The fresh clash erupted as the students went to the intersection around 10am to form a human chain in protest against last night’s alleged attack on them by members of the New market Traders’ Association. Some traders of New Market "teased and provoked" the protesters, triggering this morning's clash, according to witnesses. Sharif, Assistant Commissioner (New Market zone) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said," I am currently undergoing treatment at a hospital after suffering injuries while controlling the situation last night."
Violent clashes erupt again between Dhaka College students, traders; Over 30 hurt
Over 30 people including journalists and students were injured on Tuesday as students of Dhaka College locked into a series of clashes again with traders of New Market at Nilkhet intersection in the city. The whole area turned into a battleground after a fresh clash erupted between them around 10 am as a sequel to a clash Monday midnight, said witnesses. Of the injured, some 24 people were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said a DMCH source. The clashes disrupted vehicular movement from Science Lab to Azimpur and created a long tailback on Mirpur Road and adjacent areas. Vehicular movement returned to normalcy around 6 pm as police dispersed the Dhaka College students after lobbing tear gas shells. READ: Dhaka College suspends classes, exams after clash Shop owners in the areas kept their shutters down since morning.
Dhaka College v Teachers’ Training College: Unrest leads to restrictions
Police restricted the movement of vehicles and pedestrians in the city’s New Market area on Wednesday night as the students of Dhaka College (DC) engaged in multiple clashes close to the Teachers Training College (TTC) students for allegedly beating up three DC students. Several cocktail blasts have been reported in the area after the clash broke out at around 9 pm, police said. DC students surrounded the TTC with rods, sharp weapons and hockey sticks in their hands. They have been throwing brickbats and trying to break the gate of TTC to get in, said people in the area. A DC student said that three students of their school’s North Hall were beaten at TTC. Then the students of North Hall and other DC dorms started attacking and storming TTC. However, he couldn’t clarify the reason for beating up the three. READ: Dhaka College students demand half-fare bus ride in the city New Market Police Inspector Ghiyasuddin said that police are trying to bring the situation under control. Forces from nearby areas would arrive at the scene. Meanwhile, pedestrians claimed that DC students are snatching their mobile phones. Besides, bikers are being beaten and their helmets are being taken away from them.