The students’ procession, for road safety, blocked the Ashikpur bypass at 11:45 am on Thursday
Protesting students have blocked off the Ashikpur bypass on the Dhaka-Tangail Highway, demanding justice for two students recently killed in a road accident in Dhaka.
The blockade is taking place in the Sadar upazila of Tangail.
According to sources, students led a procession from the Tangail Central Shahid Minar, around 11am on Thursday, and then blocked off the Ashikpur bypass around 11:45am.
Speaking to the Dhaka Tribune, an 11th grade student named Ashamoni said: “We are holding this demonstration in protest of the accident in Dhaka that left two college students dead. We are pressing home our 9-point demand.”
The demands include the firm implementation of traffic laws across the country and ensuring that all drivers have valid drivers’ licenses, said protesting students.
Meanwhile, Elenga Highway police checkpost In-Charge Azizur Rahim Talukder said: “The students are engaged in a peaceful demonstration. They are allowing ambulances and vehicles carrying patients to pass through.”