Quota System Reform in Bangladesh

Flawed logic for quota

The government has been referring to a Supreme Court “order” on the reservation of 30 percent quota for the children of freedom fighters for the last few days, arguing that it cannot be changed.

July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018

Quota Movement: DU, RU given legal notices over attacks by BCL men

Thirteen Supreme Court lawyers yesterday sent legal notices to the authorities of Dhaka and Rajshahi universities to inform them in 24 hours what action has been taken against the BCL men for...

July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018

Now teachers assaulted

Students seeking quota reforms in civil service have so far been at the receiving end of the wrath of Bangladesh Chhatra League. But yesterday, even teachers were not spared as they stood by their...

July 15, 2018
July 15, 2018

Quota Movement: Three leaders sent to jail after remand

A Dhaka court yesterday sent three leaders of the quota reform movement to jail on completion of their two-day police remand.

July 15, 2018
July 15, 2018

Clarify your stance

Eminent citizens yesterday called upon the government to make clear its position over the quota system in civil service, in the wake of repeated assault and arrest of quota reformists in the past...

July 13, 2018
July 13, 2018

Arrest admitted after daylong DMP denial

Following denial throughout the day, police yesterday evening admitted arresting a quota reform leader from the capital's Shantinagar.

July 13, 2018
July 13, 2018

FF quota to stay

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said it is not possible to reform the freedom fighters' quota in public jobs due to a High Court verdict.

July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018

Never said outsiders are barred

The Dhaka University authorities yesterday claimed they never said “outsiders were prohibited on campus”.

July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018

No scope for changing the 30pc quota

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque yesterday said there is no scope for bringing changes to the 30 percent freedom fighters' quota in public jobs because of a Supreme Court order.

July 10, 2018
July 10, 2018

No outsider allowed!

The Dhaka University authorities yesterday said no outsider will be allowed to roam or stay on the campus without prior permission, a move that goes against the very character of the country's...

July 8, 2018
July 8, 2018

Quota Reform: Committee holds 1st meet today

The seven-member committee formed “to review or reform or cancel” the quota system for the civil service will sit for its first meeting today.