Demanding immediate gazette notification on abolition of quota system in government jobs, the quota reformists took to the streets again, beginning an indefinite strike at universities and colleges across the country yesterday.
Hundreds of students brought out a joyous rally and paraded through the Dhaka university campus area after hearing the
Protesters bring out a procession from DU central library to press home their five-point demand. They march on TSC-Nilkhet-
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday announced scrapping of the quota system in public service recruitments, and asked students to return to classes ending demonstrations over the demand for quota reforms.
The agitating students calls off their protest for today following the prime minister’s announcement to revoke all sorts of quota privilege in public service.
Thousands of students block two major highways -- Dhaka-Rajshahi and Dhaka-Aricha highways -- as part of a countrywide demonstration demanding reforms of the quota system in government service recruitment process.
Expressing solidarity with the "Bangladesh Shadharan Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad”, students of Chittagong, Rajshahi and Jahangirnagar universities have been continuing their demonstration demanding a reformation of existing quota system in various government recruitment process.
The finance minister said quota had to be in place, but questions may be raised over its percentage.
The call for reforming the quota system for government jobs was voiced just a year after it was introduced in 1972 and since then, several public service reform committees and the Public Service Commission itself, the body that oversees government recruitment, have objected to the policy.
A faction of the quota reform movement that refused to yield after agitation was suspended yesterday took up lead and continued demonstration at Dhaka University. About 300 students gathered and demonstrated, demanding immediate quota reform.
The students, who postponed their quota reform demonstration yesterday, decides to wage movement afresh at all universities and colleges across the country until their demand is met.
Some Chhatra League leaders have announced their resignation over the Sunday's “attack” on agitating students demanding reform in quota for civil service recruitment.
The charred remains of furniture frames near the main gate of the Dhaka University vice-chancellor's residence gave little hint to the
Within an hour after a leader of students yesterday announced one month's suspension of their street agitation for quota reforms in the public service recruitment, another group defied it and vowed to continue their demonstration.
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) condemns the attack on the students who have been demonstrating in the capital’s Shahbagh demanding reforms in the quota system in public services.
BNP terms justified the demand of demonstrating students and job-seekers for reform of the existing quota system in civil service.
The Ministry of Public Administration will scrutinise the existing quota system and inform the Prime Minister about it, says Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam.
Students in Rajshahi demanding reforms in the quota system in the civil service end their demonstration for the day.
The government has no plan to reform the existing quota system right now, says Senior Secretary of the Public Administration Ministry Md Mozammel Haque Khan.