Kaleidoscope

  • October 18Contact us to be featured in #ThisIsWM2019!

  • September 7Join us for our weekly meetings on Thursdays in Room 115!

#WeWantJustice – Deadly Road Conditions Drive Student Movement

From+CNN.
Back to Article
Back to Article

#WeWantJustice – Deadly Road Conditions Drive Student Movement

From CNN.

From CNN.

From CNN.

From CNN.

Janet Song, Editor-in-Chief

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Students in Dhaka, Bangladesh are leading a widespread movement demanding safer roads, four weeks after a speeding bus killed two teenagers on July 29th.

The outrage from these students stems from an ongoing problem in Bangladesh, where a number of factors are responsible for the country’s deadly road conditions, including poor traffic enforcement from police and informal training within public transportation, where most drivers are unlicensed and vehicles are often unregistered. According to a 2015 report from the World Health Organization (WHO), Bangladesh receives up to 25,000 road-related deaths per year, even though the Bangladesh government suggests differently.

In these protests, students emphasize that their protests are “not a political movement”, but rather, a non-partisan movement for better public services and policies in Bangladesh, as shown in their nine demands focusing on specific policy changes, such as harsher punishments for reckless driving and setting up speed breakers near roads.

But while students have been protesting peacefully, police and government officials have responded violently, firing tear gas and rubber bullets, striking batons, and even raping student protesters. Additionally, the government has shut down social media networks and tortured journalists covering the protests.

According to TIME Magazine, in response to the protests, the government has promised to enforce better traffic regulations and stricter driver penalties. Whether or not the government will live to that promise remains questionable.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • #WeWantJustice – Deadly Road Conditions Drive Student Movement

    Science

    Esketamine: A New Treatment for Patients with TRD

  • News

    Joe Biden’s Accusations

  • #WeWantJustice – Deadly Road Conditions Drive Student Movement

    Features

    Graphic Design Classes Create Bottle Packaging

  • #WeWantJustice – Deadly Road Conditions Drive Student Movement

    Features

    Interview: Ward Melville Students Qualify for Intel ISEF

  • Commons

    Habitat For Humanity’s Pasta Night

  • #WeWantJustice – Deadly Road Conditions Drive Student Movement

    Features

    Three Village Mock Trial Team Advances to Playoffs

  • #WeWantJustice – Deadly Road Conditions Drive Student Movement

    Op-Ed

    Super Bowl LIII – A review

  • #WeWantJustice – Deadly Road Conditions Drive Student Movement

    Features

    Four Seniors Named Regeneron Scholars

  • #WeWantJustice – Deadly Road Conditions Drive Student Movement

    Op-Ed

    Are Airpods Worth Purchasing?

  • #WeWantJustice – Deadly Road Conditions Drive Student Movement

    Science

    Measles Outbreak in NY and NJ

Navigate Right
The student news site of Ward Melville High School
#WeWantJustice – Deadly Road Conditions Drive Student Movement