Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Saturday, May 30, 2020 01:10:15 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter
BREAKING NEWS:

Student protesters teargassed in city

Ruling AL men join cops for attack: 120 hurt in Jigatola, Science Lab, Mirpur: Varsity students also block Shahbagh point on protest

Ruling AL men join cops for attack: 120 hurt in Jigatola, Science Lab, Mirpur: Varsity students also block Shahbagh point on protest
photo by NN Photo

Police lobbed teargas shells to disperse the student protesters while they were facing attacks by an armed group at Dhanmondi area on Sunday as sequel to Saturday\'s clash at Jigatola in city.

By
06th-Aug-2018       
Share
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Save
  • E-mail
  • Print
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Md Joynal Abedin Khan :
At least 120 people, including seven photo journalists, were injured in a fresh attack allegedly by the ruling party men led by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) in city's Jigatola, Science Lab and Mirpur areas during the eighth consecutive day on Sunday of the students' protests demanding safe roads.
Like the previous day, police also on Sunday fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters from Jhigatola intersection and Science Lab area creating massive panic among the students and mass people.
Earlier on Saturday, some 25-30 pro-government youths wearing helmets launched the attack  on the students who were controlling traffic at Jigatola intersection in the afternoon. At one stage, the attackers also fired gunshots targeting the students that caused injuries to several dozens of students.
Suspected activists of BCL were seen scattered all over the area in Science Lab and the roads leading to Katabon and Hatirjheel from Banglamotor since Sunday afternoon. They beat up anyone with mobile phone in their hands around the area.
Meanwhile, several thousand university students on Sunday blocked Shahbagh intersection, one of the city's busiest areas, protesting Saturday's attacks on school and college students at Jigatala during their demonstrations demanding safe roads.
Students of Dhaka University, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital and Bangladesh University of Science of Technology (BUET) started gathering at the intersection around 11:00am and blocked the road, disrupting vehicular movement.
Seven photojournalists were injured as BCL men allegedly swooped on them this noon while they were taking pictures of students' protest at Science Lab intersection.
The injured are AM Ahad of international news agency the Associated Press (AP), Zawad of the Daily Janakantha, Palash of the Banik Barta, Rimon of US-based Zuma Press, Sharif of the Dainik Naya Diganta, freelancer Rahat and Enamul Hasan, a photography student of Pathsala South Asian Media institute.
Earlier, the students took position in the area and started controlling the traffic system. After nearly an hour, several thousand students from DU, BUET and DMCH joined the protesters at Science Lab with a procession, reports our DU correspondent.
Around 12:50pm, all of them with a big procession reached Rifles Square in Jhigatola and started a sit-in there. At one stage, police lobbed about 50-60 tear gas canisters in the area to disperse the student protesters and bring the situation under control.
The situation became normal around 1:15pm in Jhigatola area as the students returned to Science Lab. But police again fired at least 10 rounds of tear shells to disperse them from Science Lab area.
Students took position at different points of the area and no vehicles were allowed to pass through the area during the period.
A team of Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) was seen taking position in front of BGB Gate-4 in Jigatola and assisted students and pedestrians, who were trapped in different alleys, to move to safe zone.
In Dhanmondi, a group of 300-400 BCL men of Dhaka College unit appeared the scene wearing helmets around 1:50pm and chased the students who took position in Dhanmondi-1 area. They also threw brick chips at the students.
Besides, another group of 200 BCL men were seen staging showdown in front of Dhanmondi Awami League office around 2:15pm.   
Some women were also reportedly assaulted by the BCL men near Star Kabab in Dhanmondi, a shop keeper said seeking anonymous.
"A group of seven photojournalists were standing in front of Dhaka City College with the police, covering the ongoing student protests, when the Chhatra League men attacked them, said photojournalist Al Emrun Garjon. They dragged the photojournalists from there and beat them badly. Among them, A M Ahad was beaten in head and in his legs badly. The attackers also broke his camera.
AP photojournalist Ahad was taken to Lab Aid Hospital in a bloodied state. He is now at the emergency ward of the hospital.
The attackers also vandalized a Nagorik Television vehicle that was parked there. Mirpur-10, Police barred a procession of the protesters as they did not allow any crowd to gather at the intersection or any other nearby places, reports our staff correspondent from the spot. 
Around 200 students gathered at Mirpur-2 and moved in a procession towards Mirpur-10 around 12:15pm chanting slogans, "We want justice".  Meanwhile, Awami League activists and transport workers took to the streets at Mirpur-1 on Sunday morning, a week after students launched protests in Dhaka demanding safe roads.
Several hundred activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League and Awami League joined with them in front of the Sony Cinema Hall.
Councillors from various wards and other local leaders led the march, which ended with a gathering in front of the cine hall 10:00am.
Awami League leaders say they chose the location because students had held demonstrations in the area in the past few days. Their demonstration aims to protest "anarchic elements" who are taking advantage of the student protests, they said.
Meanwhile, transport workers blockaded the Dhaka-Chattogram highway at Barik Building intersection in Chattogram in the afternoon.
The blockade created a long tailback from the city's Agrabad road to Chittagong Custom House (CCH), reports our correspondent from the spot. At Farmgate, a group of miscreants wearing helmets and equipped with sticks swooped on the students of University of Asia Pacific while they were heading a procession there around 12.30 pm. Being dispersed, students returned to their campus.
Students from BGMEA University of Science & Technology, Uttara University, International University of Science & Technology, Rajuk Uttara Model College and Daffodill International University blocked roads chanting slogan "We want Justice." The protestors bared journalists from taking pictures or making any video.
Earlier, miscreants attacked the vehicle carrying outgoing US ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat as she was leaving the residence of Badiul Alam Majumder, secretary of civil society advocacy group Shujan, in the city on Saturday night.
The US ambassador was attending a courtesy dinner at Majumder's house in the capital's Iqbal Road in Mohammadpur area, reports media.
Shusashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) Secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar has filed a general diary over attack on his house in two times, said Jamal Uddin Mir, Officer-in-Charge of Mohammadpur Police Station.
On July 29, a bus of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan ploughed into a crowd waiting for a bus on Airport Road at Kurmitola, killing Dia Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College, and injuring at least nine others.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Back Page »

DHAKA`S NATURE IS THRIVING: The air quality of the capital city has improved tremendously due to lack of vehicular movement amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown. The lush greenery spread over the city with trees planted on road dividers look like a green carpet. This photo was taken from new Jurain Road on Thursday.


Editorial »

Economic challenges of corona aftermath can only be met by knowledge and competence


ACCORDING to the International Labour Organization (ILO) job prospects for the youth have been vastly reduced in Bangladesh. For youths to be provided paths for a positive future, education and skills training are essential. Young women workers -- who were already struggling in low-paid and informal sector jobs -- are ...

Cricket »

Morgan suggests Alex Hales` return to England set-up `might take some more time`


Agency :England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has hinted that Alex Hales may need to wait a little longer before returning to the international fold.There has been some speculation that, with England preparing to effectively run two separate squads for Tests and limited-overs matches in a revamped summer, Nottinghamshire batsman Hales ...

City »

President Md. Abdul Hamid offering munajat after Eid-ul-Fitr Namaz at Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban in the city on Monday.


.

Back Page »

Thousands of devotees attend the Jumatul Wida, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, prayers at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital, seeking divine blessings for peace and progress of Bangladesh and unity of the Muslim Ummah.


Editorial »

Eid-ul-Fitr is not celebration in the midst of killer corona, observe safety guidelines


EID Mubarak! The nation will celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr either on Sunday or Monday (subject to sighting of the moon) after the   month-long fasting but there is hardly any mood or environment for celebration in the people amid the surging outbreak of coronavirus.The two months lockdown has rendered the poor people ...

City »

Members of Bangladesh Air Force engaged in removing uprooted and broken trees in the cyclone Amphan-hit areas. The snap was taken from Bhasanchar, Patuakhali on Friday.


.

Sports »

China`s Wang Qiang enjoying time without professional tennis


Agency :Chinese tennis player Wang Qiang, world No.29 in women's singles, told media on Thursday that she is enjoying the days without professional tennis."To be honest, I feel quite good to be able to sit back during this period of time after having traveled and played over many years to ...

Editorial »

Official orders cannot force proper treatment at hospitals


THE Health Ministry issued a warning in the last week of March that no government or private hospital could refuse to provide treatment to any patient from now on. Later, on April 4, the Health Minister said that the government would take stern actions, including cancelling licences, if private hospitals ...

City »

Samajtantrik Chhatra Front formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Thursday demanding enhancement of allocation in health and research sector.


.

Editorial »

Private teachers` suffering should be paid heed to


With no salaries, the majority of teachers at private schools, colleges, and universities suffer in silence before Eid. This socially respected group cannot ask for help to the government or NGOs, not can stand in front of OMS or TCB truck for buying staples and kitchen essentials at a subsidised ...

City »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaking at a meeting of the National Disaster Management Council from her official residence Ganabhaban through video-conference on Wednesday to review the preparations to face cyclone Amphan.


Sports »

Williams sisters stretch it out with yoga treat for fans


Serena Williams is looking forward to getting back to competing when the coronavirus pandemic permits it, in part because she's "feeling better than ever".Her older sister, Venus, is looking forward to hanging out at a rooftop bar. Two of the most famous and successful siblings in the history of sports-owners ...

Sports »

Papon trashes resumption of cricket in near future


Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon on Wednesday dismissed outright any idea of cricket's resumption or touring Sri Lanka in near future, arguing that the country's current situation doesn't let them to discuss this issue as of now."There is no discussion in this regard [when the cricket will ...

Editorial »

Avoid power trap from unused overcapacity in power sector


Study report by a US based energy consultant firm said as reported by a Dhaka based national daily on Tuesday that the government plan to add more power generation capacity by installing big coal- and LNG-fired power plant will create substantial overcapacity in power sector soon much beyond what we ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news