Sylhet: Sylhet Bus Owners Association and Road Transport Workers Union went on an indefinite strike in the district this (Sunday) morning protesting attack on buses and trucks during a clash between auto-rickshaw workers and bus workers on Saturday.
The decision to enforce the strike came from a meeting held at local Road Transport Workers Union office on Tuesday.
Selim Ahmed Falik, president of the union, said they decided to enforce the strike from today demanding ar-rest of the attackers.
Earlier, a brick chip was hurled at a bus from a procession of CNG-run auto-rickshaw drivers in Kadamtali area of Dakkhin Surma upazila, triggering a clash between auto-rickshaw and bus workers, where both the groups, equipped with sticks and bricks, swooped on each other, leaving 50 people, including pedestrians, in-jured.
Later, another clash took place between both the groups in the same area around 10:00pm, leaving 30 more injured.
Indefinite transport strike begins in Sylhet