Hundreds of students of Prime University yesterday took to the streets and vandalised vehicles and furniture on its Mirpur campus in the city over setting up of a permanent campus immediately.
The agitators halted vehicular movement on the road for half an hour at Section 1 of Mirpur around 12:00pm, causing a huge tailback, said witnesses.
Mirpur police said they managed to remove the students’ barricade at 12:30pm.
The students said they were long demanding the university authorities for establishing a permanent campus, but the authorities did not take any step on the matter.
Mohammad Selim Uddin, assistant registrar of the university, said some 200-300 students staged demonstration on the campus around 12:00pm.
At one stage, they vandalised window glasses and furniture of the accounts section and two vehicles of the university, he said.
He added that the authorities were working to establish a permanent campus but the process is being delayed for reasons.