angladesh teenage students are out on the street since July 29th, demanding better roads safety and justice for the two fellow students got killed in Road accident on near Dhaka International AirPort. Nationwide Protest that forced government authorities to shut down almost all the high schools in the country escalated to death, rape and assault filled violence battlefield by Saturday Afternoon.
Unconfirmed reports suggested that Student wing (Chhatra League) of Ruling Party (Awami League of Bangladesh) is behind the unrest and violence. There are unconfirmed social media reports, and videos suggested the death of four students and multiple rapes of teenage girls by Government goons. The latest unconfirmed news indicates that authorities have taken action to crack down both local media and students activists that are trying to reach international media by interrupting internet & mobile networks.
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News Published by Bangladesh’s Daily Star Reported more than 150 people including teenage students, journalists, and ruling party activists are wounded, and more than 20 Student activists sustained severe injuries.
Like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh Public transport sector is well known for mismanagement, corruption, regulation failures and reckless speeding among buses. News that two teenage students got killed by mad road rage of a speeding bus against another bus flamed the outpouring of public anger towards the nation’s transportation sector and became the catalyst of widespread protest by teenagers.
In Bangladesh, more than 4,300 pedestrians killed by road accidents in 2017, a 25% increase from previous year, according to data released by the National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads, and Railways.