Indefinite transport strike underway in Dinajpur
23 Nov 2017, 12:56
Dinajpur: Indefinite strike, enforced by transport workers demanding compensation for damaged vehicles and action against involved persons, is underway in the district, disrupting road communications of Dinajpur with other parts of the country.
Dinajpur transport workers union general secretary Fazle Rabbi said they will continue the strike until their demands are met.
The strike, which began on Wednesday night, caused untold sufferings to the hundreds of passengers of the northern districts.
At 6:15 pm on Wednesday, a bus of Hajee Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU) carrying its students was heading to the district town from the campus.
Following a brawl between HSTU students and workers of a public bus centring giving side on the highway, the transport workers beat up students and damaged the university bus, leaving three students injured.
Two of them—Nibir and Sourav—were admitted to Dinajpur M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital, according to register book of the hospital.
Following the attack, HSTU students blocked road in front of their campus, setting fire on tyres and two buses.