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Female student on hunger strike, ousted from hall by BCL activists

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Mymensingh Correspondent :
Activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, Bangladesh Agricultural University unit, drove out a student from Begum Rokeya Hall on Monday night for her refusal to take part in procession.
Afsana Ahmed Eva, a first year student of Agricultural Faculty and resident of the hall, alleged that the hall unit BCL leaders and activists drove her out of the dormitory as she did not take part in a BCL procession on the campus on January 4 marking its founding anniversary.
Protesting the incident, Afsana stayed the whole night in front of the hall gate and began hunger strike since the morning, our Mymensingh correspondent reports quoting campus sources.
Afsana alleged that the BCL leaders and activists have been threatening her to leave the hall since January 4. "Later, I informed the provost about the matter on January 5 and submitted a written complaint on January 7," she said.
On information, Proctor Atikur Rahman Khokon went to the hall around this noon and sent Eva back to her seat in the hall assuring her of taking administrative measurers based on a probe report.
A three-member body has also been formed to investigate the matter, the proctor said.
Denying the allegation, Sinthi, a leader of the hall unit BCL, said Eva is an "arrogant and ill-mannered student". "As the hall inmates wanted to shift her to another place, we just asked her to shift to the Health Care Centre (A temporary dormitory for the female students)," she said.
BAU unit BCL President Sabuj Kazi said BCL men were not involved in the incident.
But Israt Jahan Shapla, secretary of the university unit Chhatra Front and also a resident of the hall, said the BCL activists misbehaved with Eva. She also called upon the university authorities to investigate the matter properly and demanded punishment to those involved in the incident.

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