Violence erupted in Dhaka University campus earlier this week involving rival factions of BNP’s student front. Incidents of violence in various educational institutions in Bangladesh are nothing new. It disrupts the campus environment and puts the lives of ordinary students at risk.
Do the political parties have the goodwill to fix this problem in foreseeable future? Three guests in the panel address questions from our listeners in today’s Hello Washington.
Several callers gave their opinions about the negative results that student politics have brought in last two decades. They also compared the current state of student politics to the politics of earlier days when the students had real issues to fight for.
The Panelists discussed how effective the law has been in preventing and punishing these violent acts. They spoke about the role of the police and the media in harming the situation as well as fixing it.
The Panelists are Toufique Imrose Khalidi, editor of bdnews.24.com, Professor Asif Nazrul from Dhaka University Law Department, and Dr. Mustaq Hossain, former student leader of Dhaka University.