DHAKA -- Violence spread through Dhaka University, the best state university of Bangladesh, amid student protests against the alleged beating of some students by some armymen following quarreling over watching a football match.
Radio Today reported about 30 students were injured during the clashes which started following the quarrel between some plainclothes army personnel and students at Dhaka University playground Monday afternoon.
After an exchange of hot words during the football match between Journalism and Public Administration departments at about 4:20 p.m. local time, the army men allegedly started beating the students, private news agency UNB reported.
Later the students brought out a protest procession. They demanded immediate withdrawal of the army from the campus by 11 a. m. Tuesday.
As demonstrations continued, police charged baton to disperse the agitating students.
Having been dispersed by the police, around 300 students regrouped in front of the central library on the campus and declared strike for Tuesday at the university. If their demands are not met by then, they will go for "indefinite strike," they said.
The army camp was established in the Dhaka University campus after the state of emergency was declared by President Iajuddin Ahmed on January 11 this year to avoid the deterioration of the political situation in the country.