On July 1, Bangladesh Students’ Federation held a protest rally in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka demanding reduction of mess rents for the students.
From the students’ organisation, they demanded 50 per cent reduction in mess rents amid COVID-19 pandemic when the financial capability of the students’ families has deteriorated.
Demanding the decrease, the president of Bangladesh Students’ Federation, Golam Mustafa said that the government should also arrange incentives to the mess owners who only depend on the rents for their livelihood.
Mustafa also said that if the government could not ensure life and livelihood of the mass people, including students, the government should leave the power.
Jahid Sujon, central general secretary of Bangladesh Students’ Federation, said that besides reducing the mess rents, the government need to come up with a practical education policy amid the pandemic situation as the academic lives of the students are in uncertainty.
Sadik Reza, organisational secretary, Abdur Rahman Nobin, acting finance secretary, Zinnat Ara Sumu, secretary of Rajshahi metropolitan unit and Anupam Roy Rupak, secretary of Dhaka metropolitan unit of Bangladesh Students’ Federation also spoke in the protest rally.
New Age Youth desk
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