Dhaka: The protest in Bangladesh by students over road safety has moved a notch
higher with the arrest of actor Kaji Naoshaba on Saturday over accusations of spreading rumours abour seath of students. While on one hand, students are protesting, on the other hand the transport labour unions are also protesting.
As a result, there are no transport on roads since Sunday morning leading to the the thousands of people facing severe difficulties. The government has also shut down internet services from Saturday night.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has requested the students to return back to their homes and concentrate on their studies. She said that the students are the future of the country.
Tens of thousands of students, many of them teenagers, have brought areas of Bangladesh to a near-standstill during days of protests following the deaths of two teenagers killed by a speeding bus.
Bangladeshi authorities have been forced to shut thousands of high schools across the country due to the demonstrations, which saw thousands of people, mostly students in their mid-teens, block major intersections in the capital of Dhaka as they marched through the streets chanting “we want justice” and checking people’s drivers’ licences.
Police armed with shields and batons have been called in to deal with the protesters, with some reports of vehicles being vandalised.