DU student continues hunger strike protesting BSF killing


A Dhaka University student named Nasir Uddin continued hunger strike for second consecutive day in front of Raju memorial sculpture on the campus protesting the increasing number of killings at the hands of BSF personnel at Bangladesh-India border. Nasir, a master’s student of marketing department, started his hunger strike from Saturday night.

While talking with reporters, Nasir Uddin Sunday said, “I will continue protest until Bangladesh government takes steps to stop border killings by BSF.” “Around 21 Bangladeshi citizens have been killed by BSF in last one month but our government continues saying that India is our friend. Is such brutal killings a sign of friendship?” he asked in frustration.

He also criticized the role of progressive student organisations for their silence regarding this matter. Observing that he was threatened after he started staging hunger strike, he said, “Everyone should protest these brutal border killings.”