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 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 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 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 premier university.

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.

July 6, 2018
July 6, 2018

Every moment felt like hell

Her eyes were full of fury and voice quivered with rage. She looked frustrated and also a bit traumatised while narrating the physical assault, verbal abuse and mental torture she endured at the hands of those against quota reform and police.

July 5, 2018
July 5, 2018

'Gave up hope for life'

With two bones of his legs broken, eight stitches on his head and bruises all over the body, Toriqul Islam lies still on his hospital bed. His right leg plastered up to his thigh, he looks absolutely helpless.

July 4, 2018
July 4, 2018

Commentary: Why this merciless beating?

Under what law, by what right, is the BCL beating up the students? Why are the police a mere spectator in all this? On Monday, police were seen leaving the Shaheed Minar just as they saw the BCL men coming to attack the protesters. Reportedly, a number of female students were also manhandled and even kicked. Was it a case of law enforcers leaving the ground so the law breakers could have their way?

July 3, 2018
July 3, 2018

Committee formed for quota review

Government high ups are considering civil service quota reforms, said Cabinet Secretary M Shafiul Alam yesterday.