Students in Bangladesh protest new tax on tuition

Thousands of private university students are participating in a 3-day strike from September 12 to 14, against a new tax on tuition fees. Students have been protesting since September 9.

Protests are taking place in Dhaka as well as other districts including Chittagong, Sylhet and Rajshahi. Student barricades have caused severe traffic disruption in Gulshan, Banani, Dhanmondi, Uttara, Narda, Bashundhara, Rampura and other areas of Dhaka.

Advice For Travellers

To minimize safety risk, always avoid large public gatherings or demonstrations since these situations can turn violent quickly and unexpectedly.

Expect traffic disruption in protest areas and have alternate routes planned.

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