JnU students clash with cops, 10 hurt

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At least 10 Jagannath University students injured as they locked into a clash with law enforcers as the latter resisted them from besieging Tibet Hall, allegedly occupied by Awami League leader Haji Mohammad Selim.

The law enforcers also fired rubber bullets, lobbed teargas canisters and charged batons on the students when they were heading towards the ‘occupied’ hall ignoring the police resistance around 10:00am.

Transport movement on the roads in front of campus was disrupted as the clash continues till 1:30pm when the report was filed.

The university students started the demonstration on February 12, demanding the return of the occupied Tibet Hall.

They have been continuing their agitation demanding recovery of what they claimed to be their 11 dormitories from illegal occupation.

Around 8:00am today, the students took to the street and started demonstration in front of the main gate No.1 of the campus.

After two hours, the demonstrators started towards the Tibet Hall to besiege it as per their scheduled programme.

But when they reached near the gate No-2 at Patuatuli, the students were resisted by the law enforcers.

In face of the resistance, the students hurled brick chips on the law enforcers, forcing them to lobbed teargas canisters and charged batons on the demonstrators triggering a clash, Md Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station.

At least 10 students were injured during the clash, witnesses said.

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