Attack in Gonoshasthaya Kendra and Refusal of Police to Register the Case of Beating Limon Hossain: Ain o Salish Kendra Strongly Condemns and Protests

Limon Hossain, who lost his leg after getting shot by RAB seven years back in 2011, had his arm broken in the attack on Ganashasthaya Kendra of Mirzapur in Ashulia of Dhaka, as he protested the vandalism and looting of the university premises as well as harassment of female students of the hostels. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) is expressing severe condemnation and protests over such incident.
According to information published in various media, on 26 October 2018, in the Friday morning, nearly two hundred people with sharp objects, iron and wooden rods attacked the international conference centre, PHA building of the Ganashasthaya Kendra, and carried out severe vandalism and looting of the premises. At one stage, the attackers entered into the three ladies hostels situated nearby and hurled abusive and obscene remarks at the female students, when Limon Hossain, a final year student of LLM, with his classmates from the Gono University, an associate organisation of Gonoshasthaya Kendra, protested the incident. He was also trying to capture images of the scene with his mobile phone. The attackers got outraged at this and attacked Limon and his classmates, and at one point, broke his arm, beating it with the rods. Later, his classmates admitted him in the Gonoshasthaya Hospital for medical treatment. It is to be noted that, Limon lost his leg back in 2011, after being shot by RAB in Jhalakathi. Two cases were filed against him; however, he was relieved from both the cases in 2013.
A number of attacks have been carried out on Ganashasthaya Kendra in the last few days. ASK expresses severe discontents over the inactions of the law enforcing agencies in preventing such attacks, as well as not undertaking appropriate actions against the attackers. Limon complained that, when he went to the concerned police station to file a case, the police did not register it and they are yet to accept his complaint as a case, which is extremely condemnable. ASK demands legal actions to be taken against those who are involved in the incident at its earliest.