The move came for the sake of the students, say authorities
Authorities at the Chittagong Medical College have prohibited all forms of activity by student wings of political parties on the campus.
In a notification on Saturday by its Principal Shahena Akter, students have been instructed to not take out processions, organize rallies and hold events on the college premises.
The move followed a decision taken by the Academic Council during a meeting in March this year.
Students, who are now on the campus to take their professional exams, have been told to not hold any event on the campus to mark the National Mourning Day.
The move drew flak from student bodies.
The college unit of Chhatra League, an affiliate of the Awami League, called the authorities to revoke the decision.
Authorities, however, said the move has been taken for the sake of the students.
“The professional exams are set to start from August 16,” she said before adding they have only banned political activities on campus, not the events to mark the National Mourning day.
According to her, repeated clashes between activists of student bodies prompted them to take the move considering the professional exams.