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DU student's sit-in against border killings continues

DU CORRESPONDENT | February 14, 2020 00:00:00

Nasir Abdullah, a Dhaka University (DU) student, continued sit-in demonstration on Thursday for the twentieth consecutive day in front of Raju Sculpture of the campus in protest against killing of Bangladeshis along borders by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF).

Nasir, an MBA student of Marketing Department, began sit-in demonstration on January 25 (Saturday), demanding an end to border killings and fresh trial of all such killings.

He said he would continue the sit-in programme until any effective step comes from the Bangladesh government to stop border killings.

He also said students from different departments and activists of socio-political organisations expressed solidarity to his programme but no one from the university administration contacted him as yet.

"I'm falling sick day by day for polluted and poisonous air under the open sky," he added.

About five hundred students gave signatures extending support to his demonstration and they also pushed for stopping killings on the Indo-Bangla border.

According to the media reports, Indian BSF killed at least 15 Bangladeshis along the border in January this year. Earlier, on January 25, some protesters said funeral prayers without bodies, also known as gayebana janaza, in front of the memorial protesting indiscriminate border killing of Bangladeshis by BSF.


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