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Student demo continues

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Student demo continues
Students of different colleges stage demonstrations in Dhanmondi area of the capital on Sunday in protest against the death of Notre Dame College student Nayeem Hasan in a road accident and demanding half bus fare for them. – Reaz Ahmed Sumon

Students of different educational institutions continued street demonstrations in the capital on Sunday to meet their various demands, including road safety and half bus fares.

During their demonstrations, they also blocked the roads, which halted traffic and caused sufferings for commuters.

Students from Dhanmondi Ideal, Mohammadpur Government College, Commerce College, Lalmatia Women's College, Government Science College and Birshreshtha Noor Mohammad College took part in the demonstrations.    

The protesters carrying placards and banners in the hands chanted various slogans and demanded implementation of the 9-point demand raised during the safe road movement in 2017.

“If our demands are not met in time, we will continue our street movement,” many a demonstrator said.

The protesters are checking documents of vehicles plying the roads. They took help from police if drivers’ licence and papers of vehicles are not correct.

Dhanmondi Zone Assistant Commissioner of Police (AC) Abdullah Al Masum told journalists that the students were holding a sit-in at the corner of Dhanmondi No. 27 area.

“Traffic jams were created due to their programme. We are trying to get the students off the road.” Tejgaon Division Police have allegedly taken a student along with her father to the police station in Dhanmondi.

Mohammadpur police took them to the police station from their home on Sunday evening. Mohammadpur Police Station OC Abdul Latif confirmed the matter. He said a group of students had been protesting in Dhanmondi 28 area since Sunday morning.

At noon, the student served food among the protesting students. At the same time, another boy asked the student for a Bkash number and told her to send money.

The matter has come under the surveillance of detective police. The student has been called to the police station along with her father to find out if there is any involvement or transaction in this safe road movement.