The private university students who were demonstrating on Tuesday, boycotted classes in all the educational institutions across the country today to press for their eight-point demand, including maximum punishment of the bus driver responsible for the death of one of their fellows in a road accident in the capital.They took position in front of Bashundhara Gate at Pragati Sarani this morning to press for the demands and urged the students of all the educational students to take position in front of their respective institutions to express solidarity with the demands.
Maisha Noor, a student of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), announced the fresh programme while talking to reporters after withdrawing their road blockade in the afternoon over the death of their fellow Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury in the road crash.
“Our movement will continue from Wednesday morning. We urge the students of all educational institutions to boycott their classes on Wednesday and express their solidarity with us taking position in front of their respective institutions,” she said.
Abrar, son of Brig General (retd) Arif Ahmed Chowdhury of Bashundhara area and a honours 1st year student of International Relations Department of the university, died as a ‘Suprovat Paribahan’ bus ran him over in front of the Bashundhara Gate around 7:15am, said Jahangir, sub-inspector of Gulshan Police Station.