Over 50 injured as police, quota reform demonstrators clash at Dhaka University

Demonstrators vandalize the home of the DU vice-chancellor as sporadic clashes and running battles continue. More than 50 people have been injured in violent clashes between police and students of various universities and job seekers, who have been demanding reformation of the existing quota system in government recruitment tests, at Shahbagh and Dhaka University (DU) …

Bangladesh university suspends student after finding out she is Muslim

Abul Kashem, the vice-chancellor of Cox’s Bazar International University in southeast Bangladesh, said on Sunday that authorities had suspended Rahima Akter Khushi, 20, and would investigate her case. A three-member committee was formed on Saturday, he added. “Rohingya can’t be admitted to our university, because they are refugees,” the institution’s head said. “Foreigners can study …

Bangladesh gets ‘tougher’ on Rohingya refugees

Following a failed attempt to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar last month, Bangladesh has started mounting pressure on the persecuted community. A top Bangladeshi official told Anadolu Agency that Dhaka might be inflexible in addressing the Rohingya crisis in the future and lambasted the international community for showing “less interest” to help resolve the Rohingya …

Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh are being denied an education

The Bangladeshi government is violating the right to education of nearly 400,000 Rohingya children residing in the country, a rights group claimed Tuesday. Rohingya children are prohibited from enrolling in local schools, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says, basing the allegation on interviews with teachers, aid workers, government officials and more than 150 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. More …

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