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Shakib urges students to return homes

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Bangladesh cricket Test and T20I captain Shakib Al Hasan has urged the students, who took to the streets for the 6th consecutive day on Friday over the death of their fellows Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib in a road crash, to return to their respective educational institutions.
"I sincerely and humbly request all of you to return to your schools and focus on your studies," Shakib said in a post made on his official Facebook page on Friday.
He appreciated the movement, expressed deep shock and sympathy at the death of Mim and Rajib and vowed to stay with students if their demands are not fulfilled, saying the movement has already entered the history.
"I'm currently in Florida with the rest of the National Men's Cricket Squad. I want to say a few things to my young fans and followers in this important moment we are witnessing now," Shakib said.
He further said, "I was deeply saddened to hear the heartbreaking news of two young school students' death in a needless road accident on Airport road. But when I saw that their fellow schoolmates and children from schools all over the country immediately raised their voices as one voice to protest and ask the government to bring the offenders to justice and for safer road, I immediately became really proud of them as an aware citizen of Bangladesh.
Had I been in the country, I would definitely have asked for your autographs."

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