Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday (2 August) urged the protesting students to leave the streets and return to their homes as he fears there might be ‘acts of sabotage’ anytime.
Talking to reporters at his residence, he also alleged that the activists of BNP's student body Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal and Jamaat's student wing Chhatra Shibir also took to the streets and instigated the students.
The minister said that "The government has already accepted their all demands...we now request the students to return to their schools, colleges and homes."
Asaduzzaman also said they have already identified those instigating the demonstrating students with a political motive. "We fear if the students continue their agitation, any untoward incident or sabotage can take place anytime."
He also alleged that a vested quarter is carrying out false and blatant propaganda on Facebook only to provoke the students.
The minister assured that no action will be taken against the agitating students after their protest ends. "There's no question of taking action against them since they're tender students."
The students went on the movement seeking safe roads after Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, students of the college section of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College, were killed as a 'Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan' bus ploughed through some students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road in the city on Sunday last.
The tragic accident sparked off huge countrywide student protests that were continuing for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday.
Source: Daily Observer