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AL allies want resolution of student movement soon
Allies of the ruling Awami League on Friday urged that the issue of the ongoing movement of the students of schools and colleges against anarchy in road transport sector should be resolved satisfactorily as soon as possible.
At a meeting of the AL-led alliance held at political office of AL president Sheikh Hasina at Dhanmandi, they said that the government should take immediate steps as the demands raised by the students were justified for ensuring road safety, meeting sources said.
Emerging from the meeting, Workers Party of Bangladesh politburo member Quamrul Ahsan told New Age that leaders of most of the parties in the alliance wanted peaceful ending of the student movement ensuring road safety.
Thousands of students took to streets in Dhaka and elsewhere blocking the main roads following deaths of two of their fellows in a bus accident at Kurmitola in Dhaka on July 29.
Students continued protests for the sixth consecutive day on Friday for justice for the killing of their fellows and bringing back discipline in roads and highways.
Bangladesh Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal president Sharif Nurul Ambia, Communist Kendra convener Wajed-ul Islam, Workers Party politburo members Anisur Rahman Mollick and Quamrul Ahsan and others at the meeting demanded immediate resolution of the problem.
The meeting also decided to take part in the mourning programmes taken by the Awami League on August 15, the death anniversary of founding president of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family.
After the meeting, alliance spokesperson Mohammad Nasim, also the health minister, told reporters that the movement of the students’ demands were justified and the government had taken steps to realise the demands.
He called on the students to return to their educational institution and waned that the movements might be diverted if they continued the protests.
Chaired by Samyabadi Dal general secretary Dilip Barua, Bangladesh Medical Association president Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin, among others, attended the meeting.