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DU reinstates 3 resident students of Sufia Kamal Hall

WT24 Desk

Hall Provost Prof Sabita Rezwana Rahman told bdnews24.com all three students returned to the hall on Friday evening.

Two of them were seen to take part in the inter-hall football competition at Dhaka University Central Playground representing Sufia Kamal Hall.

On Thursday night the DU hall authority interrogated the students regarding the alleged harassment of Iffat Jahan Isha, a leader of the Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student wing of ruling party Awami League. At one point, the three students were handed over to their local guardians, but one student was allowed to stay back due to the late hour at which the decision was made.

Students have complained that the hall authority is harassing students who were involved in recent quota reform protests in the name of a ‘probe.’

However, DU Vice-Chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman said the hall authority took action against those three students for spreading ‘anti-government propaganda and misinformation’ through fake accounts on Facebook.

‘The Council to Protect Bangladesh General Students’ Rights’ brought out a procession in protest of the expulsions on campus on Friday. They demanded the resignation of the hall provost and called the expulsion of female students late at night a ‘dark chapter’ in the history of the university

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