500 protesters got together at the base of Anti-Terrorism Raju Memorial Sculpture, blocking the adjacent roads and causing traffic jam from Shahbagh to Teacher-Student Centre
Demanding a split-up with seven educational institutes, the University of Dhaka (DU) students protested for the second day on Thursday morning.
500 protesters got together at the base of Anti-Terrorism Raju Memorial Sculpture, blocking the adjacent roads and causing traffic jam from Shahbagh to Teacher-Student Centre (TSC).
Earlier, to press home their four-point demand the students began to gather at Shahbagh intersection on Wednesday.
The demands include: cancellation of Dhaka University’s affiliation with seven colleges, publishing exam results within two months, digitalisation of all administrative activities, and having ‘mass transport movements’ inside the Dhaka Varsity campus under control.
"The seven college students stopped our bus," said Ratul Abrar, a sociology student. "They even harassed girls in the bus, while protesting in Nilkhet," he added.
"Some of these students seem to have got involved in immoral and illegal activities in the name of protest, damaging the image of the Dhaka University."
The students should have talked to the authority instead of causing public sufferings, said Prof AKM Golam Rabbani, DU Proctor. "We can still talk," he further added.
"The university authority is not listening," Shakil Ahmed, the organizer of the protest said. "No one came to talk with us, even when we blocked the roads," he added.
"So the protest will go on, and we will boycott all the classes and exams," Shakil Ahmed went on.
The government affiliated Dhaka College, Eden Mohila College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, Kabi Nazrul Government College, Begum Badrunnesa Government Mohila College, Mirpur Government Bangla College, and Government Titumir College with DU on February 17, 2017.