Students continue protest for safety on roads

Staff Correspondent | Published: 14:39, Mar 21,2019 | Updated: 15:08, Mar 21,2019

 
 

Students from different universities form human chain on Thursday demanding road safety on Pragati Sarani in front of Jamuna Future Park at Basundhara in the capital. -- New Age photo

Over 100 students from different universities formed human chain demanding road safety for third consecutive day on Thursday on Pragati Sarani in front of Jamuna Future Park at Basundhara in the capital.

The students with placards and festoons started the human chain at around 12:40pm on sidewalk in front of Jamuna Future Park.

Protesting students said that they would continue their protest peacefully by not blocking road until March 28 as per their declaration and would take their further steps depending on government initiatives to realise their demands in the meantime.

They also gifted rose to the police men deployed there since the morning.

No untoward incident took place there, said Abu Baker Siddique, officer-in-charge of Gulshan police station.

Students continued human chain till writing this report at around 2:30pm.

On Wednesday, the students gave the authority a seven-day ultimatum to realise their eight-point demands after the death of Bangladesh University of Professionals student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury on Tuesday in a road accident there on zebra crossing.

The students blocked the busy Pragati Sarani immediately after the incident on Tuesday and the protest spread across the country on Wednesday as the students from other educational institutions joined the movement and took to the street halting traffic movement.

After a meeting with Dhaka North City Corporation mayor Atiqul Islam, a section of students postponed their protest programme but others denied.

 

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