Chhatra League men have allegedly threatened to shoot and kill quota reform activists if they do not stop their movement.
“None of you will be spared. Just let the gazette on quota reform be published. You will be shot dead,” quota reform leader Nurul Huq Nur quoted Chhatra League Vice-president Imtiaz Bulbul Bappi as telling him.
Bappi dismissed the claim.
A group of BCL men led by Bappi, Dhaka University’s Haji Muhammad Mohsin Hall BCL Secretary Mehedi Hasan Sunny, and Institute of Fine Arts BCL Secretary Fahimul Islam went to Nur’s room at Mohsin Hall around 1:30am on Wednesday and threatened them with life, alleged Nur, a joint convener of the quota movement, in Facebook live yesterday.
Another joint convener of the platform, Muhammad Rashed Khan, a sports reporter of a private television channel and several others were present at the time.
The BCL leaders yelled at them and said the quota protestors were waging a movement against the government, alleged Nur.
“You [Nur and Rashed] were spared because of some senior leaders; otherwise it would not take much time for us to eliminate you,” he quoted Bappi as telling them.
Nur alleged Bappi was carrying a firearm in his pocket and asked them to seek blessings from their parents for one last time.
The BCL men tried to attack them again around 2:30am after watching the Facebook live video posted by Nur, claimed Nur.
“We called the proctor and dialled the national emergency helpline. But there was no response. The situation was later brought under control by the Mohsin Hall provost,” he added.
Nur, Rashed and another leader of the quota reform movement went to file a general diary with Shahbagh police yesterday afternoon over the threat, but the officer-in-charge said they needed “permission from the higher authorities” to record the complaint, Nur said.
Abul Hasan, the OC, said the matter concerned Dhaka University. “So we will take action after talking with the university authorities.”
The live can be watched here