Chhatra League has expelled 24 if its leaders and activists over the April 10 incident at Dhaka University’s Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall, according to a press release.
Among the expelled are Sufia Kamal Hall BCL Vice President Morsheda Akhtar, Organising Secretary Jannati Akhtar Sumi and Joint General Secretary Sharmin Akhtar Sumi. Many of them actively took part in the resent demonstration over reforms in quota in government jobs.
The press release of the pro-Awami League student front, signed by its president and secretary, said the 24 were expelled from the organisation as they were “found involved in an unexpected incident”.
Iffat Jahan Isha, BCL president at Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall, allegedly assaulted three students of the dormitory at night for taking part in the protest demanding reforms in the quota system.
Hearing students screaming, Morsheda rushed to Iffat’s room. When she found it locked, she got angry, kicked a window of the room and cut her foot.
Some students of the dormitory broke into Iffat’s room and beat her up when they heard of her assault on the students.
Some photos of Morsheda’s injured leg were circulated on Facebook with captions saying that Iffat had cut tendons of her leg. Morsheda later received treatment at a hospital.
In a video that went viral on Facebook, Morsheda claimed that she had to tolerate “Iffat’s abuses for a long time”.
Iffat was expelled from BCL and also from the university that night. But BCL reinstated her just 48 hours after expelling her.
BCL later said its investigation found that Iffat was “innocent”.