Dhaka: Thousands of students across Bangladesh staged protest on Monday after clashes at the country’s top university left at least 100 injured.
Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at Dhaka University students fighting what they consider discriminatory government job quotas in favor of special groups. It was one of the biggest protests faced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her reign.
The clashes began on Sunday night and went onto the early hours of Monday turning the Dhaka University into a battleground.
As violence spread across the campus, thousands of male and female students launched into pitched battle with the police.
A minister was due to meet protest leaders in Dhaka on Monday.
Students at state-run universities in Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Barisal, Rangpur, Sylhet and Savar boycotted classes and staged sit-ins, police stated. More than 1,000 students joined the demonstrations at Jahangirnagar University,” added Ataur Rahman, a protester in Savar where the university is located.