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At least eight students were injured in a clash between the cadres of Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS) and general students at a hostel in Barisal BM College yesterday.

The ICS cadres also ransacked four rooms of the hostel during the clash.

Witnesses said the clash ensued between the ICS cadres and general students following holding of a meeting by the ICS cadres at the BM College Sergeant Fazlul Huq Hall gate in the morning.

At first, the ICS cadres assaulted Rubel, a resident student of the hall. Then other students counter attacked them. At this stage both the clashing groups chased and counter chased each other.

The ICS cadres attacked and ransacked four rooms of the hostel injuring eight students including Rubel, Rajon, Sumon and Rezaul.

On information, hostel superintendent Bellal Hossain rushed to the spot and called police who controlled the situation. A tense situation is prevailing in the area although a meeting called by the college authorities on the college campus at noon to settle the dispute ended without any fruitful result. The meeting was foiled as Lokman Hussein, an ICS leader, delivered provocative speech against the college authorities. Later, the college authorities called an emergency meeting of the academic council in the evening, which was going on till filing of this report.

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