Protests at Dhaka University against inflated onion price

DU Correspondent | Published: 02:00, Nov 18,2019


Bangladesh General Students’ Right Protection Council and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal on Sunday staged demonstrations at Dhaka University to protest inflated price of onion and other daily necessities.

The students’ right protection council – famed for its quota reform movement – brought out a rally led by Dhaka University Central Students’ Union vice-president Nurul Huq Nur on the campus.

Addressing the protest rally in front of the National Museum, Nurul said that the ruling party retained the power promising people to keep the price of the daily necessities within people’s reach, but the prices of onion and other necessities went beyond people’s reach.

 ‘The government always reminds people of high GDP but the job market reflects otherwise and the country’s four crore people are jobless,’ , said the university students’ union vice-president.

He warned the government that people would overthrow the government if it failed to regulate the price.

Leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s student wing Chhatra Dal also brought out a protest rally from Madhu’s canteen, paraded several streets on the campus and stopped at Anti-Terrorism Raju Memorial Sculpture.

The university Chhatra Dal president Al Mehedi Talukder blamed ‘syndicates’ of the ruling Awami League for the inflation of the price of the daily necessity.

The both organisations protested the onion price as it reached a record-breaking height in the history with about Tk 250 a kg.

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