Chhatra Odhikar, a platform of Dhaka University (DU) students, yesterday staged a demonstration on the campus to realise their three-point demand, including the government subsidy on food items at the hall canteens.
Around 50 students of different dormitories formed a human chain in front of the arts building at around 12:00pm to press home their demands.
Later, they took out a protest procession that paraded different streets on the campus and held a protest rally in front of the central library.
Students demanded reducing prices of food items and ensuring quality of foods at the canteens, adding that the price of per meal at the canteens is increasing day by day due to increasing prices of essentials, but the quality of food is not up to the satisfactory level.
They alleged that house tutors of the halls never pay their attention to the quality of food items and environment of the canteens.
The students called on the university authorities to take necessary steps immediately to fulfil their demands. They will submit a memorandum to DU Vice Chancellor Prof SMA Faiz on Saturday to press home their demands.
Kamal Uddin of Bangabandhu Hall, Omar Faruq Shaon of Muhsin Hall, Amirul Islam of Kabi Jasim Uddin Hall and Ashraful Alam Bokul of Jahurul Haq Hall spoke at the rally.