Dhaka-Students of Jagannath University staged demonstration in Dhaka Wednesday for the second day to demand construction of residential halls for them in the old part of the city.
They also abstained from classes and exams at the university, activists say.
The students first took position from the university’s main gate up to Ray Saheb Bazar intersection at 9:30am. Then they moved to Paltan crossing causing severe traffic congestion on Dhaka’s busy streets
The students have long been asking the authorities to construct residential halls for them. But they came up vigorous agitation after the Dhaka Central Jail was shifted last month to Keraniganj from Nazimuddin Road in the old part of the city.
Student of the Jagannath University have long been suffering from residential crisis, as most of the students are from other districts. They hardly have any accommodation in the dormitories. Instead they reside in rented homes in groups having fewer privileges for study