Students on the road in Rampura with red cards

United News 24 Desk ::

Students are protesting against road mismanagement and corruption in the capital’s Rampura with red cards in hand. Hundreds of students of Khilgaon Model College started protesting at Hatirjheel police station on Rampura Bridge on Saturday afternoon. At this time they raised red cards and gave different slogans. At this time there was severe traffic jam on the road.

The agitating students complained that the vehicles without driver’s license and fitness were running on the road by bribing the administration. That is why they are showing red card against road corruption.

Earlier on Friday, students took position on the road in Rampura demanding 11 points. Students staged a sit-in protest at Hatirjheel Corner near Rampura Bridge around 11:30 am. Later the police came and removed them from the road.

Students from Khilgaon Model High School, Khilgaon Model University College and various schools and colleges in the vicinity took part in uniform. They chanted slogans demanding 11 points.

Later, a program was announced to show red card against road corruption from that rally.

Following the rise in fuel prices, bus fares across the country, including Dhaka, have been increased by 26 to 28 per cent since November 8. In view of this, on 16th November, the students of different schools and colleges of the capital started a movement demanding half rent.

Naeem Hasan, a student of Notre Dame College, was killed on November 24 by a Dhaka South City Corporation garbage truck during a student movement. Several buses were set on fire at the time. The students started agitation in Rampura from the next day.

Since then, the students have been protesting for 11 points including safe roads and half rent. The Transport Owners ‘Association announced on Tuesday that it would accept half the bus fare in the capital in the wake of the students’ agitation.

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