DHAKA: Students of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) halted the ongoing protests for safer roads, in wake of a fellow student’s death in a crash, till March 28.
They made the decision following assurance from Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam about necessary steps.
A 10-student team of the varsity led by its law department student Touhiduzzaman sat in an urgent meeting with the newly elected mayor after two-day demonstrations Wednesday (March 20) afternoon.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia and BUP Vice Chancellor Maj Gen Mohammad Emdad Ul Bari, among others, took part in the meeting.
The students placed several demands—forming chargesheet over BUP student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury’s death within maximum 30 days, making sure unfit vehicles and licence-less drivers won’t come to roads etc.
Afterwards, Touhiduzzaman made announcement of halting the protests till Mar 28, at a media briefing, following from Atiqul Islam.
As the meeting ended, Mayor Atiqul Islam and DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia hinted on massive changes and stern action to bring discipline on roads.
However, students of various universities including BUP staged demonstrations in various parts of the capital city after BUP’s international relations department student Abrar was crushed to death by a bus of Suprobhat Paribahan in Pragati Sarani of the capital’s Nodda area around 7am Tuesday (March 19).
BDST: 2114 HRS, MAR 20, 2019