06 May 2024, 19:51

BCL stage demonstrations for sovereign Palestinian state 

DHAKA, May 06, 2024 (BSS) – Bangladesh Chhatra 
League, the student wing of ruling Awami League, today 
staged demonstrations on Dhaka University Campus 
expressing solidarity with the ongoing global students’ 
movement and demanding to establish an independent 
Palestine state.

Thousands of BCL leaders and activists from different 
universities, colleges and units along with Palestinian 
students studying in Bangladesh, brought out a procession 
from Madhur Canteen with the flags of Bangladesh and 
Palestine at around 12pm from university’s Madhu’s 
canteen area.

Chanting various slogans in favor of war-torn Palestine 
and holding large Palestinian flags over their heads, the 
BCL leaders and activists marched towards different key 
points of the campus before ending their demonstration at 
the foot of anti-terrorist Raju Memorial Sculpture with a 
precession rally.

Addressing the student gathering, BCL president Saddam 
Husain and General Secretary Sheikh Wali Asif Enan 
condemned the ongoing barbarity and genocide in Gaza 
and demanded an immediate ceasefire.

BCL leaders also slammed the countries that have been 
supporting Israel and provided the country with arms to 
kill innocent Palestinians.

Along with BCL central leaders, the rally was also 
addressed by the Palestinian students studying in 
Bangladesh. The students from Palestine extended their 
gratitude and thanked Bangladesh’s Prime Minister 
Sheikh Hasina and Chhatra League for their unequivocal 
support to Palestine.   

Among the leaders, BCL's DU unit President Mazharul 
Kabir Shoyon and its General Secretary Tanbir Hasan 
Shaikat addressed the occasion.

According to media reports, over 34,000 Palestinians 
have been killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7, 

Students around the world have been raising their voices 
and holding programmes in different countries, including 
USA and Canada, against the military assault on Gaza.

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