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YouTuber Salman Muqtadir released after brief detention from student protest

  • Published at 01:03 am August 2nd, 2018
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Aside from Salman, actors Tawsif Mahbub, Monira Mithu, Jyotika Jyoti, Rownak Hasan, Noushaba, and singer Pritom Hasan, also joined the protest in Uttara and Shahbagh. Nowshaba helped make banners for the protesters

Some of the actors and celebrities of Bangladesh joined the ongoing protest demanding justice for the death of students by a Jabaal E Nur bus. YoutTube celebrity, Salman Muqtadir, was briefly under police custody, when he joined the students.

Aside from Salman, actors Tawsif Mahbub, Monira Mithu, Jyotika Jyoti, Rownak Hasan, Noushaba, and singer Pritom Hasan, also joined the protest in Uttara and Shahbagh. Nowshaba helped make banners for the protesters.

As for Salman, he joined protesters in the Abdullahpur area of Uttara. He went live on Facebook to speak with the police on behalf of the students. Today he was among the protesting students of Mirpur. 

Salman later shared a self-tape captioned: “I’d just give a shout out to the youth minister. Your entire youth group is on the streets. Brishti te bhijtese. Please come forward. It’s a humble request. #YouthMinisterBangladesh, please response. Thank you. [sic]”

Tawsif, who also joined the protests, wrote in a Facebook post: “I can’t stay silent anymore. I took permission to leave the shooting. I will join you in Uttara this afternoon. I’ll be happy if any of my co-workers do the same.”

Tawsif also shared an anecdote from today’s protests. He described observing a group of students blocking a police bus in Uttara, as the driver of that bus couldn’t show them his driver’s license. 

On July 29, two students of Romizuddin Cantonment College were killed, when a Jabaal E Nur bus ran them over on Airport road, opposite the Radisson hotel. Since, then students from schools, colleges, and universities have blockaded the road, demanding justice for the lives lost, and protesting the continuous apathy of the government and transport service owners when it comes to road safety.