Saiful Islam, from JU :: Teachers and Students of Jahangirnagar University on Saturday strongly condemned and protested against the attack by Bengali settlers on hilly peoples.
Around 150 teachers and student under the banner of Indigenous Student Association of JU brought ought a protest procession which was started at 10 am in front of olds arts building and terminated at Amar Ekusha Premises followed by a rally.
Speaking on the rally, the national committee to protect oil, gas, mineral resources, power and ports member secretary, Anu Muhammad also the professor of Economics department of JU, said the repeated attacks on the hilly people and subsequent government reactions to the incidents proved that the ‘government itself is behind these attacks.’
Speakers also demanded exemplary punishment of those who launched attacks on hilly people and vandalised and set on fire about 50 houses of the hilly people in Rangamati’s Bagachhari on December 16.
Among them assistant prof. Himel Baralat and Md Mamunur Rashid of Bangla department, associate professor Md.Masud Imran of Archeology departments and assistant professor. Rezwana Karim Snigdha Anthropology also spoke on the rally.