Demand to stop external traffic on DU campus

The Dhaka University branch of the Safe Roads Movement has demanded a ban on external traffic and safe campuses in the Dhaka University (DU) area.

The protestors made this demand in a protest rally organized in front of the Raju sculpture of the university at 11 am on Saturday (December 3).

At this time, placards with slogans like ‘I don’t want the campus to be turned into a park on Friday and Saturday’, ‘I want a safe campus, this university is not a park’, and ‘I want to stop the movement of external vehicles on the campus’ are seen in their hands.

Rifat Jahan Shaon, president of the DU branch of the Movement for Safer Roads, said in the rally that the university is no longer a university, it is turning into a park. The university administration should make arrangements so that this university does not become a park, foreign vehicles do not move through the university. He demanded the administration to take measures to prevent this incident from happening again.

Earlier on Friday afternoon, Azhar Zafar Shah, a former dismissed teacher of DU, hit a motorcycle with a private car in front of DU’s Fine Arts. Rubina Akhtar (45) fell from the motorcycle after being hit by a private car. After that, when he fell under the private car, the teacher dragged him through TSC to Neelkhet Mor. When the Neelkhet intersection, the driver was beaten up by the crowd, the car was vandalized by the crowd. Later the police came and rescued her, the doctor on duty confirmed that Rubina Akhter died when the police and her relatives admitted her to the hospital.

Meanwhile, Zafar Shah, a driver and dismissed teacher of DU, is admitted to the hospital after being beaten up. The doctor on duty said that his condition is critical.


Source: Bhorer Kagoj by

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