Govt to meet dire consequence if students are attacked: BNP
Update Time: 4 August 2018 7:50 pm:
BNP today said that the ruling Awami League has let loose its student and youth front leaders and activists at different strategic points across Dhaka to forcibly thwart the peaceful movement of the students.
“The government will meet a dire consequence if the innocent students are attacked by the ruling party men deliberately,” BNP spokesperson Rizvi Ahmed came up with the warning while addressing a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office in Dhaka this noon.
Awami League has deployed its party men at different intersections in the capital in the name of monitoring the students’ movement, the BNP leader said quoting media reports.
The students will not allow the government to go unchallenged if they and their guardians are attacked on the streets, said Rizvi, also a senior joint secretary general of BNP.
Rizvi held Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader and Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan responsible for mismanagement on the streets and said at least 20 people are being killed in road accident per day.
“Around 25 thousand people have met tragic end of their lives in road accidents during the last three and half years while at least 62 thousand people sustained injuries at the same time,” he said quoting a media report.
About sufferings of the commuters, the BNP leader said the transport owners have refrained from plying their vehicles in line with the directives of the ministers.
With an evil motive, Bangladesh Chhatra League and Jubo League men in the guise of students took position on the streets to take the ongoing students movement to another direction, he alleged.
He also blamed the BCL men for vandalising and setting fire to vehicles on the streets to spoil the ongoing student movement.
Students of schools and colleges took to streets today for the 7th consecutive day and staged demonstrations to press home their demands, including punishment of those responsible for the accident on Airport Road in Dhaka on Sunday that left their two fellows dead on the spot.