Ducsu VP Nur, 10 others attacked

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They were taken to DMCH for treatment

Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) Vice President Nurul Haque Nur and 10 others have been injured in two attacks, allegedly by Muktijuddho Mancha first  and later Chhatra League activists.

All those injured were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) emergency unit for treatment around 2pm on Sunday, our correspondent reported.

According to eyewitnesses, the Ducsu office was also vandalized during the attacks.

An ambulance in front of the Ducsu building in Dhaka University on Sunday, December 22, 2019 | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The on-duty doctors at DMCH said they have treated around 11 people, including Nur.

Injured Hasan Al Mamun, convenor of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council (BGSRPC) and also one of the quota reform protestors, said: “I was first attacked by the activists of Muktijuddho Mancha near Madhur canteen.”

He fears that one of his legs might be broken, as he can barely move it.

The attack by Muktijuddho Mancha members was led by their Dhaka University (DU) chapter President Aminul Islam Bulbul and General Secretary Al Mamun, he alleged.

Students gather at Madhur canteen area in Dhaka University | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

BGSRPC Joint Convener Rashed Khan said: “The second attack was carried out by the Muktijuddho Mancha, as well as the members of Chhatra League DU unit.”

Rashed added: “They carried out the attack in the presence of DU Chhatra League President Sonjit Chandra Das and General Secretary Saddam Hussain.”

DU Chhatra League General Secretary Saddam Hussain said : “This is their internal conflict [between quota reform protesters and Muktijuddho Mancha activists]. I would request both parties to resolve the issue between them and not create unrest inside the campus.”

He urged DU authorities to take action against those involved in vandalizing the Ducsu building.