A Bangla daily reported that a student of Dhaka University, Ashiqur Rahman, was shot in the chest while participating in the recently concluded anti-quota protest. There are allegations that the bullet may have been shot by activists of the student wing of the ruling party.
This begs the question: who was responsible for turning the protest violent? The government pointed the finger at protesters and filed cases against them. Protest leaders yesterday demanded those cases be withdrawn.
After failing to contain the protest, the government accepted their demands. Now it would be wise for it to honestly investigate who caused the violence.
Rakib Hasnat, By e-mail