Home Economics college girls continue demo

Dhaka,  Mon,  25 September 2017
Published : 14 Mar 2017, 14:06:29 | Updated : 14 Mar 2017, 14:07:25

Home Economics college students continue to agitate for a second day

Students of Dhaka's College of Home Economics have blocked the key Dhaka thoroughfare of New Market for a second day to call for the recognition of their college as an institute of Dhaka University, reports bdnews24.com.

Around 11:00am on Tuesday, hundreds of students of the womens' college blocked the road and started demonstrating creating a traffic gridlock in and around the area,

The agitations caused vehicular movement suspended on the roads to Azimpur, Mirpur, New Paltan Line, and Dhaka University.

Students of the college located at the capital's Azimpur raised the movement in September last year. On Monday, they blocked the same intersection for four hours and held demonstration.

Protesters, who have boycotted classes since Mar 11, said they will not go back to classes until their demand is met.

Amid Monday's announcement to continue with agitations, additional police forces have been deployed in and around the college since Tuesday morning.

Around 10:00am, students started demonstrating inside the campus and later moved to the New Market thoroughfare to block it.

The intersection is a key point as it leads to several educational institutions and the Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

A spokesperson for the demonstrators said they will continue with their agitations until their demand is met.

"We will not leave the streets until the education ministry assures us," Clothing and Textile Department second-year student Shammi Shoma told the bdnews24.com.

She claimed of protesters being threatened by teachers on phone since the movement began.

"We have no experienced teachers. It has been two years, but results of the first year exams are yet to be published. There are several administrative and academic issues to be addressed."

"These issues will be solved once the institute is taken under Dhaka University," said Shoma.
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