DHAKA, March 15, Reuter, Pakistan: A one day strike by students shut all educational institutions across Bangladesh today in protest at the deaths of three colleagues in a bomb explosion.

The walkout hit Bangladesh’s six universities and most schools and colleges and forced postponement of scheduled examinations, education officials said.

The explosion last Monday triggered antigovernment riots at Dhaka University in which 50 people were arrested but city authorities said police who deployed when the disturbances flared withdrew from the campus today as tension had subsided.

Angry students stoned a minister’s home and threw broken bricks at police at the nor them town of Rajshahi, police said, but there were no other reports of violence.

Nearly 150 students were injured and 50 arrested during the protests last Wednesday against the deaths of Mahbubul Huq Bablu, General Secretary of the Student wing of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), and two friends.

BNP Chief Begum Khaleda Zia said they were killed when opponents tossed a bomb into their room through a window. The government said they were killed by a bomb they were making.

Article extracted from this publication >>  March 20, 1987