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IU bans political activities sine die

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Kushtia: The Islamic University authorities on Monday imposed a ban on all kinds of political activities on the campus for an indefinite period.
The restriction will remain in force from Tuesday morning until further notice.
The decision came at an emergency meeting of the university administration held with university Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Abdul Hakim Sarker in the chair, said Proctor Prof Dr Mahbubur Rahman.
He said the authorities imposed the restriction on all kinds of political activities, including processions, meetings, rallies and sit-in programs, to restore normalcy on the campus and avoid unwanted incidents.
The ban was slapped apparently in the wake of reports published in the national dailies on arms training being received by two former leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League from a current BCL leader on the university campus.
According to the reports which carried photographs of the arms training, former Islamic University Math teacher and now BCS cadre Azizul Haque Mamun and Jagannath University teacher Matiar Rahman received the arms training from IU law department student and university unit BCL joint convener Sajibul Islam Sajib.
Azizul and Matiar had been Dhaka University students and BCL leaders.
Meanwhile, the incident created an embarrassing situation for the both IU administration and the university unit BCL as it has created sensation across the country.
On the other hand, police super Prolay Chisim said those who were involved in the incident must be brought to book no matter who they are.
The university reopened on Tuesday after a 15-day closure following a clash between the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League and police on August 24.

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