The students of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) have called a hiatus on their ongoing protests for one week after receiving assurances from Dhaka North Mayor Atiqul Islam over their demands for road safety.
The decision came after a meeting at the mayor’s office on Wednesday evening following two days of protests by students.
Students of multiple universities and colleges, including the BUP, took positions all across Dhaka city for the second day on Wednesday following the death of Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury, a student of BUP, in a road accident near Jamuna Future Park on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, students from the Dhaka University blocked the Shahbagh intersection for around 4 hours in the afternoon in order to express solidarity with the protesters.
Students from schools and colleges took over the Science Lab intersection from the morning and controlled traffic there. Students also checked papers of vehicles plying on the road.
After the meeting, student representative Faisal Enayet, said that another meeting will be held at the mayor’s office at 11 am on March 28.
“We will resume protests if we are not satisfied with the progress over our demands. Students all over the country will join the protest,” he said.