Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu yesterday rejected statements issued by the US embassy in Dhaka and the United Nations, Bangladesh, over the safety of student protesters during road safety campaign, terming those “unexpected and unwanted”.
Police did not attempt to drive away the armed youths; rather, they charged teargas canisters into the campus, witnesses and students said.
Police lob tear shells, use water cannons and charge batons to disperse a procession brought out by students at Dhaka University campus demanding safe roads and protesting the ongoing attacks on students.
Law enforcers along with the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) disperse protesting students when they tried to gather in front of Chittagong Press Club for forming a human chain.
At least five photojournalists are injured as activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, student front of ruling Awami League, allegedly swoop on them at Science Lab intersection in Dhaka.
Actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed, who iss held for spreading rumour on Facebook, is remanded in a case filed under the ICT Act.
In a candid interview, Ilias Kanchan, veteran actor and founder of Nirapad Sarak Chai (We Demand Safe Roads) movement, shares his views on the ongoing student protests demanding safer roads and the initiatives that can be taken to address the situation.
The information ministry has requested” Ekattor TV not to air programmes, news, and footage that go against the National Broadcast Policy-2014 and could encourage public disorder.