BCL controls Rajshahi College dormitory

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Rajshahi Correspondent
Bangladesh Chhatra League BCL is becoming unruly day by day in Rajshahi areas. Half of the resident students were forced to leave Muslim Hall at Rajshahi College as ruling Awami League-backed Bangladesh Chhatra League BCL has taken the control of seven blocks of the dormitory.General students complained that they were facing the BCL men’s extortion to an extent that they had to leave the hostel.The college authorities have no control over the dormitory, victims said.
In 1899 Hemanta Kumari Devi, queen of Puthia, built a dormitory for the Hindu students named Hemanta Kumari Hindu Chhatrabash. A two-storey dormitory with six blocks was built from 1921 to 1924.In the 1960s another two-storey dormitory was built which along with the previous one, was called Rajshahi College Muslim Hall. At least 512 students can be accommodated in that hostel.But the legal residents of these hostels, especially students from the A, E and F blocks, had already left the hostel. Rajshahi BCL replaced the vacant seats with their members right away. They also collect the rent of the seats, according to allegations.
Nur Mohammad alias Siam, the president, and Naimul Hasan, the general secretary of Rajshahi College BCL, were alleged to divide the entire dormitory into two sections and control them respectively.The college authorities evacuated the Muslim hostel two days before the Eid-ul-Fitr vacation due to clashes within BCL. After the Eid holidays, BCL leaders took possession of the dormitory and since then the college supervisors have skipped their official duties.
Nur Mohammad said he was trying to restore congenial atmosphere at the hostel. He claimed, there were no such allegations about the block he looked after. Naimul Hasan did not reply to calls to his mobile phone.Humayun Reza, the chief supervisor of the college, complained that there had been more irregularities in the block A, E and F. They were trying to restore normalcy to the dormitory. But there was no accommodation for him, he said.

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