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Police harassment: Bikers halt ride-sharing services

  • Published at 08:47 pm September 27th, 2021
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An app-based drivers’ group, Dhaka Ridesharing Drivers Union (DRDU), came up with a six-point demand

To protest against police harassment, bikers halted ride-sharing services across Dhaka city on Tuesday. 

An app-based drivers’ group, Dhaka Ride-sharing Drivers Union (DRDU), also came up with a six-point demand, general secretary of the organisation Belal Ahmed confirmed. 

The six-point demand includes setting a 10% commission on all sorts of rides and recognition of ride-sharing workers.

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They also demanded an end to all sorts of police harassment and asked authorities to not put fake charges on bikers.
Mentioning a recent incident where a biker set his own bike on fire out of frustration, Belal said: “This is a very tragic incident. The frustration caused by the police harassment made the biker do such thing.”

He also said that they have contacted the authority several times before, but no action was taken to resolve the issues.