Information on student violence during 1982 and 1983 at Dhaka City College, including the reasons and who was involved in the violence, and on closures of this school during the same periods of time [BGD20875.E]

Information on the above-mentioned subject could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. However, the attached documents reporting on clashes between students and government authorities at Dhaka University in February 1983 may be of interest.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find attached the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Amnesty International. June 1986. Torture in Bangladesh. (AI Index: ASA 13/14/86). London: Amnesty International, pp. 3-4.

_____. 1984. Amnesty International Report 1984. London: Amnesty International, p. 209.

_____. 1983. Amnesty International Report 1983. London: Amnesty International, p. 187.

The Associated Press (AP). 18 May 1983. AM Cycle. "University Reopens, But Students Boycott Classes." (NEXIS)

_____. 16 February 1983. AM Cycle. "Hundreds of Troops Armed ... " (NEXIS)

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1983. 1984. United States Department of State. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, p. 1215.

The Xinhua General Overseas News Service. 16 February 1983. "Students Violence in Dhaka Abates." (NEXIS)

Sources Consulted

Amnesty International Report. 1993 and 1994.

Asian Survey [Berkeley]. 1994-present.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. 1993 and 1994.

DIRB country file. 1993-present.

Indexed Media Review (IMR). 1993-present.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. 1993-present.

On-line searches.