Authority withdraws its decision to close Sher-e-Bangla Medical College for indefinite period

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Barisal, Oct 28:The authority has withdrawn their decision within an hour for closing the Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College for indefinite period on Wednesday.

“The situation has changed and the administration assured us to provide adequate security. So, we have changed our decision to close the college,” Vaskar Shaha, principal of Sher-e-Bangla medical college told the reporters.

Earlier, vice-principal Maksumul Hasan announced to media for closing the Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College for an indefinite period following a clash between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on the campus.

The resident students were asked to vacate their dormitories by evening.

Campus sources said a 15-member new committee of the medical college unit of BCL was announced on October 19 with Al Imran as its president and Mohammad Tuhin general secretary.

However, the committee has been dissolved as Anup Sarkar, a president candidate, opposed the new committee.

Supporters of Imran and Anup brought out separate processions on the campus on Wednesday.

At one stage, they engaged in a clash when a chase and counter-chase took place between them.

On information, police rushed in and charged baton on the feuding groups to disperse them.

After the clash, the authorities announced the college shut for an indefinite period and asked the students of three dormitories to vacate their halls by Wednesday evening.

Additional police have been deployed on the campus.