About 29 people are injured after anti-VAT demonstrators and Titumir College Chhatra League activists scuffle at Kakoli today.
Students continue their protest against 7.5 percent VAT on private universities’ tuition fees and blocked some key roads in Dhaka again.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith softens his position about the VAT on private universities’ tuition fees saying the government may review the decision.
Private university students protesting VAT on “tuition fees” call off their demonstrations in Dhaka for today.
Students demonstrating for withdrawal of value added tax (VAT) from private universities’ tuition fees pass another day on the streets peacefully.
North South University (NSU) and Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) suspend classes and examinations till September 15 and September 27 respectively amid student protests against VAT on private universities’ tuition fees.
Dhaka city dwellers suffer immensely as the agitating students blocked several key points in Rampura, Mohakhali, Baridhara, Dhanmondi and other areas causing severe traffic congestion in the capital.
The anti-VAT protest that erupted on Wednesday produces a large number of messages in the form of handwritten placards and street paintings – both serious and humorous – pointing out the absurdity of imposing VAT on education.