Dhaka College authorities have suspended all the classes and exams scheduled for Tuesday after a fierce clash between students and traders in New Market area early Tuesday.
All teachers are requested to be present at the college by 10 am, according to a notice published on the official website of the college and its verified Facebook page.
“Due to unavoidable circumstances, all classes and examinations of Dhaka College's higher secondary level and honours-masters programmes scheduled for today (Tuesday), have been canceled.
Earlier on Monday midnight, a clash ensued between the the traders and the college students, with the latter alleging that few of their peers were thrashed and stabbed by a couple of shopkeepers when they had gone to the market for shopping.
Students clashed with New Market traders again Tuesday morning at the busy Nilkhet intersection, triggering a massive traffic jam in the area.
The fresh clash erupted as the students went to the intersection around 10am to form a human chain in protest against last night’s alleged attack on them by members of the New market Traders’ Association.
Some traders of New Market "teased and provoked" the protesters, triggering this morning's clash, according to witnesses.
Sharif, Assistant Commissioner (New Market zone) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said," I am currently undergoing treatment at a hospital after suffering injuries while controlling the situation last night."