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Quota reform demonstrations continue

  • Published at 08:59 am April 11th, 2018
  • Last updated at 01:33 pm April 11th, 2018
Quota reform demonstrations continue
Students are continuing demonstration on Dhaka University (DU) campus demanding reforms of the quota system in government recruitment tests. Several thousand students of various colleges and private universities are chanting slogans blocking all roads into the DU campus. The protestors gathered at the TSC on Wednesday morning. Later they brought out a procession around 11am on the campus chanting slogans against Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury for her remarks. The minister termed the demonstrators as “children of Razakars”. The students were heard chanting `Bangabandhur Banglai Boishommer Thai Nai’ (there is no place of discrimination in the Bangla of Bangabandhu). [caption id="attachment_258424" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Students demand punishment for Bangladesh Chhatra League activists who were involved in attack on students of Sufia Kamal Hall of DU during a protest for reforming quotas in government jobs on the campus on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune[/caption] They also demanded exemplary punishment for the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of the ruling Awami League, who were involved in the attack on students of Sufia Kamal hall of DU. Meanwhile, students of Jagannath University blocked different roads in old Dhaka including the busy English Road and Dhaka-Mawa road. Earlier on Tuesday, groups of students continued demonstrations around the campus, demanding quota reform. Protesters who had refrained from demonstrating made a comeback, announcing new programs and new demands. On Monday, a 20-member delegation of protesters met with Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader and reached an agreement that the movement would be suspended until May 7, by which time the government would find a solution. But many protesters on the ground rejected the talks and continued to demonstrate.
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