CU reopens after long holidaysCU correspondent
Chittagong University reopened amid strict security on Sunday after 38-day unscheduled closure.
The university officials and students said that university shuttle trains left Battali and Sholashahar railway stations for the campus in the morning in due time and classes were held in most of the departments amid thin presence of students.
CU vice-chancellor Anwarul Azim Arif, admitting poor presence of students in classes and halls, said that most of the students were yet to return to the campus after long holidays.
He said students were arriving at the university and he hoped that within next few days students would throng the campus.
A large contingent of police and Rapid Action Battalion was deployed on the campus on the opening day to avert any untoward situation.
On the other hand, the CU unit of Islami Chhatra Shibir called a strike on the campus on the opening day in protest at attacks on the organisation.
ICS activists in the afternoon brought out a sudden procession on the campus ignoring the university authorities’ ban on all types of demonstrations on the campus.
Law enforcers arrested seven of the ICS activists took part in the procession, confirmed the Hathazari police.
The arrested are Rabiul Hasan and Aahsan Ullah of Arabic department, Siraj Kamal of Islamic history, Syad Mian of history, Arefin Azad and Masum Aahmed of public administration and Abdullah Al Mamun of sociology department.
Police said the ICS activists were held on charge of creating unrest on the campus.
CU proctor Siraj Ud-doula said that the CU authorities earlier urged all students to return to the campus and not to be scared.
The students of different residential halls were panicked over the tension brewing on the campus.
The students complained that the authorities had decided to reopen the campus without taking necessary security measures.
The university went on holidays in February after a clash between Islami Chattra Shibir and Chattra League activists.
The clash left two students Masud Bin Habib and Mujahidul Islam dead.
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