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BCL expels 24 activists

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Twenty four leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) have permanently been expelled in connection with the attack on students at Sufia Kamal Hall of Dhaka University on April 10 for taking part in quota reform agitation.

The decision was taken yesterday night at a meeting of BCL central committee executive members, according to a press release signed by BCL President Saifur Rahman Sohag and General Secretary SM Jakir Hossain.
The expelled BCL leaders include Literary Affairs Secretary (central committee) Khaleda Hosen Moon, Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall unit vice presidents Mursheda Khanom, Atika Haque Swarna and Mira, Organising Secretary Jannati Akhter Shumi, Assistant Secretary Shraboni.

Other expelled BCL activists are Sharmin Akhter, Asha, Liza, Mithila Nusrat Chaity, Sonom Sithy, Sudipta Mondol, Priyanka Dey, Sharmin Sultana, Mitu, Shila, Jakia, Monira, Runa, Jui, Anamika Das, Prova, Tanjila and Taj. All were activists of the hall unit BCL.

It is mentionable that allegation was raised against Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall Unit President Iffat Jahan Isha to assault general students of the hall on April 10. It was surfaced on social media that Isha cut off tendons of a demonstrator of quota reform movement. Isha was also beaten up by general students that night and they demanded the expulsion of Isha.

At one stage, Isha was expelled from Chhatra League hall unit and Dhaka University. Later, her expulsion was withdrawn on basis of the report of an inquiry committee. The university authorities are still investigating into the matter.

-AA Correspondent

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