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PM urges agitating students to return home

PM urges agitating students to return home

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday (Aug 5) asked guardians and teachers to take their children back to schools. "I'll request all that this is enough now, stop it, take the children back to their homes and let them pay attention to studies," she said.

The PM was speaking while inaugurating optical fiber connectivity in 300 unions of 10 districts under “National Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Development (Info-Sarker Third Phase)” through a videoconference from her official residence - the Gonobhaban, local media reported.

She said that the government was implementing all the demands of the protesting students one by one. "What they've done is enough, we didn't resist them, now a third party is out there in the field, if anything happens who'll take the responsibility?" she questioned.

"Let them [students] give attention to their academic activities, let them build themselves as worthy citizens of the country so that they could lead the country and make it more beautiful," she said.

Hasina urged the people of the country not to pay heed to rumours.

"A vested quarter is trying to create instability in the country through propaganda. Please don't pay heed to any rumours and don't get confused by any propaganda.

"Whatever you see or hear, verify those first, please don't believe anything without verification, I'll specially request the school students and youths in this regard," she said.

The 10 districts where 300 unions were brought under fiber connectivity are Kurigram, Nilphamari, Bagura, Netrakona, Habiganj, Patuakhali, Gazipur, Narayanganj, Rajshahi and Chandpur.