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11 September, 2015 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 11 September, 2015 07:55:02 PM
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Anti-VAT movement

Pvt university students’ protest rocks Ctg street

STAFF REPORTER, Ctg
Pvt university students’ protest rocks Ctg street

Hundreds of students belonging to different private universities in Chittagong city yesterday staged demonstration protesting the imposition of VAT on the tuition fees. The anti- VAT movement which first started in the capital later spilled into the port city after law enforcers locked in a clash with the students of East West University in the capital on Wednesday. The agitating students took to the busy street in city’s GEC-OR Nizam Road at around 12pm halting the traffic movement on the both sides of the road for around an hour in favour of their demand causing immense suffering to the commuters, said police sources. Nearly 1,000 students of East Delta University, BGC Trust University, Premier University, Port City University, Southern University, University Science and Technology in Chittagong staged demonstration in the GEC area holding placards, banners and festoons against 7.5 per cent VAT.
The students also condemned the Wednesday police attack on agitating students of East West University in Dhaka.
At one point they sat on the road and chanted slogan demanding to withdrawal the VAT triggering huge traffic snarls on both sides of the roads. BGC Trust University’s law department student Md Shahidullah said they urged the government to cancell the decision of imposing 7.5 per cent VAT over the tuition fees. We will carry on with our demonstration in peaceful manner to press home our legitimate demand until it is fulfilled. On information, the Khulshi and Chawakbazar police rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the agitating students.
Later considering the commuters’ sufferings, the students lifted their blockade on the road after one hour and brought out a protest procession from GEC area at around 1:20pm which ended on Chittagong Press Club premise parading different roads. Khulshi police station’s Officer-in-Charge (OC) (investigation) Sukanto Chakrabarty said that they brought the situation under control by pacifying the demonstrating students while the traffic movements resumed after one hour.

 

 

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