Bangladeshi colleges, universities shut down to quell student unrest

The Bangladeshi government Wednesday shut down all the universities and colleges in headquarters of six divisions including capital Dhaka.

Bangladeshi colleges, universities shut down to quell student unrest
The Bangladeshi government Wednesday shut down all the universities and colleges in headquarters of six divisions including capital Dhaka.

The students of the universities and colleges have been also asked to vacate their respective dormitories by Wednesday night.

The Bangladesh military-backed caretaker government declared an indefinite curfew in capital Dhaka and five other divisional headquarters from Wednesday night to quell escalating student unrest.

The students protested military beating of Dhaka University students on Monday and demanded apology from Army Chief Gen Moeen U Ahmed for the incident. They also demanded withdrawal of state of emergency imposed on Jan. 11.

Three days' violence left one person killed and about 600 injured mostly students and police in Dhaka and other major cities.

Chief Adviser Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed chaired a high-level emergency meeting at his office earlier this afternoon to review the overall situation.

Army Chief general Moeen U Ahmed and Chiefs of different forces and agencies attended the meeting.

Law and information Advisor Barrister Mainul Husein said the curfew was imposed to maintain peace and protect public life and property.

Agencies
Last Mod: 22 Ağustos 2007, 15:42
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