Dhaka, Bangladesh
DUCSU VP 'assaulted'

DUCSU VP 'assaulted'

Members of Bangladesh Chhatra League in Bogura have allegedly assaulted Dhaka University Central Students' Union or DUCSU Vice-President Nurul Haque Nur. Nur came under alleged attack at the Government Woodburn Public Library premises in the town on Sunday. The DUCSU VP went there to attend an Iftar gathering organised by the local chapter of Bangladesh Council to Protect General Students' Rights, of which he is a central leader. Nur left the venue after the reported attack left at least 20 people injured, his organisation's Bogura chapter leader Rakibul Ahsan said. Rokaya Akter, a doctor at the Mohammad Ali Hospital in Bogura, said they treated Nur and three others injured in the 'attack'. BCL has denied the allegation of attacking Nur, saying a scuffle took place at the park, reports bdnews24.com. On Saturday, BCL members in Brahmanbaria obstructed Nur from joining an Iftar party at a restaurant which was closed by the leaders of the ruling Awami League's student affiliate. BCL workers also halted a train carrying Nur for about an hour at a station before it reached Brahmanbaria. The Council, joined by Nur and guarded by police, later held the event outside the restaurant. Local leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League in Brahmanbaria have obstructed Dhaka University Central Students' Union Vice-President Nurul Haque Nur from joining an Iftar party. The local chapter of Bangladesh Council to Protect General Students' Rights, of which Nur is a leader, organised the event at a restaurant in Brahmanbaria on Saturday evening. BCL leaders blocked Chattala Express, the train carrying Nur from Dhaka, for about an hour at a station before it reached Brahmanbaria. The Council, joined by Nur and under police guard, later held the event outside Grand A Malek restaurant, which was closed by BCL leaders. Nur left the town at 7:30pm, railway official Mainul Haque told bdnews24.com. Brahmanbaria BCL President Robiul Hossain Rubel said they barred the leaders of Islami Chhatra Shibir, the Jamaat-e-Islami's student front, not Nur, from joining the programme. Nur denied the presence of Shibir members in the event. "Those who led the movement for reforms to the quota system in Brahmanbaria organised the programme," he said. Sadar Police Station OC Md Selim Uddin said Nur should have informed the law enforcers about his visit to the town. He also claimed there was no member of Nur's organisation in Brahmanbaria.

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