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Police bar students from besieging Home Ministry

Staff Correspondent |
Update: 2021-03-01 15:22:23
Police bar students from besieging Home Ministry

A scuffle broke out between police and students in the capital when the latter were marching towards the Home Ministry to besiege it to press home their various demands including abolition of the Digital Security Act.

Other demands include investigation into the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in jail, release of their eight leaders and activists and withdrawal of cases filed against them.

Leaders and activists of the student bodies, including Bangladesh Chhatra Front, Chhatra Federation, started their march towards the Home Ministry around 12 pm from Raju Sculpture.

The scuffle took place when police restricted them near the secretariat. Then the protesters took position there and started sit-in.

On Friday, at least 35 of protesters and police were injured in a clash between police and activists of the left-leaning organisations who gathered in Dhaka University area to stage protests.

Police filed the case against people arrested from Shahbagh on Friday for obstructing police in performing their duties.

BDST: 1522 HRS, MAR 01, 2021

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