AL partners for satisfactory solution of students’ protests

Staff Correspondent | Published: 18:14, Aug 03,2018


Students carrying placards stage a protest at Mirpur road in front of Dhaka City College on Thursday. — New Age photo

Partners of Awami League in rullig alliance on Friday urged the government to resolve the issue of ongoing students’ protest as soon as possible and satisfactorily.

At a meeting of the alliance held at Danmandi-3, the political office of the AL president Sheikh Hasina, they opined that the Awami League-led government should take immediate steps as the demands of the students for ensuring road safety were justified.

Coming out from the meeting, the politburo member of the Workers Party of Bangladesh, Quamrul Ahsan told New Age that most of the leaders of the partners wanted peaceful ending of the student movement and ensure safety on the roads.

The students had stated movements by blocking the main roads of the Dhaka City for the last six days as a bus racing for passengers killed two of their fellows at airport road on July 29. 

Bangladesh Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal president Sharif Nurul Ambia, Communist Kendra convener Wajed-ul Islam, Workers Party politburo members Anisur Rahman Mollick, Quamrul Ahsan among others attended the meeting.

The meeting also decided to take part in the morning programmes take by Awami League on August 15, the death anniversary of founding president of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members.

After the meeting, the spokesman of the alliance and health minister Mohammad Nasim told reporters that the movement of the students were justified and the government has taken steps to realise the demand of the students.

He urged the students to return to their educational institutions as the movement would be diverted if they had continued it more.

Chaired by Samyabadi Dal general secretary Dilip Barua, Bangladesh Medical Association president Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin and others attended the meeting.

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