Today (Monday) the Bangladesh General Students` Rights Protection Council has demanded withdrawal of all cases filed against the protesters within two days. The council has threatened the authorities concerned to wage the movement afresh if its demand for withdrawal cases is not met within the given time.
Nurul Haque, co-convener of the council, read out the written statement at a press briefing in front of the central library in DU campus around 11 am.
A total of five cases were filed against the students who took part in the quota reform movement. The Dhaka University authorities and police filed those cases in Shahbag Police Station on April 11. The cases were filed against unidentified protester on the charge of vandalism, arson and thwarting law enforcers to perform their duties.
The council also protested against a national daily which published a report calling the protesters as Chhatra Shibir activists.
They also demanded withdrawal of the news saying, “If the newspaper does not withdraw the report within 5 pm today (Monday), all educational institutions and universities will boycott the newspaper from tomorrow (Tuesday).”
The leaders also demanded the arrest of the miscreants involved in the attack on the residence of the VC. They urged the authorities not to harass any student in the university hall or the campus.