|Published : 15 Mar 2017, 17:27:49|
Home Economics students to hold grand rally Thursday
Students of Dhaka's College of Home Economics will hold a 'grand rally' on Thursday.
The announcement was made on Wednesday after blocking a key Dhaka thoroughfare for hours, reports bdnews24.com.
On Wednesday, protestors blocked the New Market intersection for a third day and continued agitation for the recognition of their college as an Institute of Dhaka University.
Demonstrators said a grand rally will be held on Thursday at the same venue and that they will hold a media briefing.
Around 11am on Wednesday, hundreds of students of the college blocked the road and started demonstrating, creating a traffic gridlock in and around the area.
The agitation disrupted vehicular movement on the roads to Azimpur, Mirpur, New Paltan Line and Dhaka University.
The blockade was lifted around 2pm with the demonstrators announcing programmes for Thursday.
"The administration thinks being women, we will give up. But we will agitate in full swing tomorrow," said protester' spokesperson Clothing and Textile Department student Sabrin Sultan Suminur.
Students of the college at Dhaka's Azimpur raised the movement in September last year.
Protesters, who have boycotted classes since Mar 11, said they would not go back to classes until their demand is met.