NU students postpone movement with ultimatum till Sunday
Published: 06:10 PM, 25 February 2021
The students of the National University (NU) have postponed the movement demanding to take the postponed exam with an ultimatum till Sunday.
They came to the Dhaka University campus and announced the postponement after the police obstructed their scheduled program in the capital’s Shahbag on Thursday.
Police took several students into custody before the start of the program and during the movement. The protesting students have warned of “strict movement” if the release order of these students and suspension of examinations is not canceled by next Sunday.
Earlier on Monday night, the authorities suspended all examinations of NU through a press release. In protest, undergraduate and postgraduate students of the university started gathering at Shahbagh on Thursday to take part in the scheduled program.
However, before the start of the program, the police arrested 10 people and took them to the police station. Later, hundreds of students gathered and were obstructed by police in front of the National Library in the capital.
Police requested protesters by withdrawing the movement after reassuring them to release the detainees and cooperating with the university authorities. However, they refused to leave without the detainees and took position near the gate of Shahbagh police station. At one point, the police pushed them towards the Raju sculpture. At that time, three students were arrested and taken to the police station.
Ramna Zone Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Police Sajjadur Rahman told reporters that the police requested the students to move from the streets and go to the Press Club if they have anything to say.