Daytime traffic jams in capital due to students protest

Publish: 9:16 PM, November 25, 2021 | Update: 9:16:PM, November 25, 2021

Shafiqul Islam (Jami)
Students of different schools in the capital have started agitation again to ensure safe roads. Students of Viqarunnisa Noon, Government Science College and Holy Cross College staged a huge protest demanding safe roads and arrest of the real killer in the death of a student of Notre Dame College in a collision with a Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) garbage truck. Besides, Ahsan Kabir Khan was died by a garbage truck of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) opposite of Bashundhara City Complex in the capital at around 2.30 pm on Thursday. Kabir Khan was a former employee of Prothom Alo. Protests and sit-ins of students at various important points of Dhaka yesterday caused severe traffic jams. Some passengers said most of the drivers drive the vehicles recklessly. As a result the accidents have been happening. The relevant authorities should take necessary steps immidiately on this matter.

Students of Viqarunnisa College staged a protest at Shantinagar junction on Thursday (November 25) at noon. Students from Government Science College and Holy Cross protested on Farmgate Road. Students of Wills Little Flower School started a protest procession in Kakrail area of the capital on Thursday morning.

The procession started from the front of Wills Little Flower School and went around Shantinagar area. Earlier, hundreds of students of Notre Dame College staged a sit-in protest at Motijheel Shapla Chattar after 11 pm. They marched from Gulistan Zero Point. There, the Gulistan area became abuzz with their slogan ‘We want justice’.

At this time they were giving different slogans. They hold placards with various demands. The students said that safe road system should be ensured for all. This demand has been agitated more than once before. But no success came.

This time too we are strongly demanding the establishment of safe roads. We don’t want any more students or people to die in road accidents.
Naeem Hasan, 17, a student of Notre Dame College, was killed in a head-on collision with a DSCC garbage truck at around 11am on Wednesday (November 24) in front of the Hall Market at Gulistan Roundabout in the capital. He was a 2nd year student of the humanities group of the college. Since that incident, students have been protesting in different areas of the capital demanding justice for the real culprits involved in the accident.
Due to the recent increase in the price of fuel oil, the transport officials have been facing trouble with the passengers for a few days due to the high bus fare. As well as this movement due to various unpleasant incidents of giving half rent to students.