Update April 12, 2018

Dhaka 5-36 am, 17-May, 2021

Students postpone quota reform movement upon PM’s decision

Mirajul Moin Joy

12 April 2018, Niraapad News: Students demonstrating for the reformation of quota system in public service here today called off their movement welcoming Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s announcement to scrap the system.

The central leaders of the platform titled “Bangladesh Sadharan Sikkharthi Odhikar Sangrakkkan Parished” said on the Dhaka University (DU) campus that they postponed their demonstration till the government publishes a gazette notification as per the Prime Minister’s announcement.

“We all welcome our Prime Minister’s historic decision to abolish the quota system. We are suspending our movement until the government publishes a gazette in this regard,” Hasan Al Mamun, convener of the platform, said at a press briefing at Raju Memorial Sculpture of DU.

He urged the law enforcement agencies not to harass any of the general students who were involved in the movement.

On behalf of all the students, the platform gave the title of “Mother of Education” to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Later, several hundred students brought out a joyous rally on the campus hailing the government’s decision to abolish the quota system in civil service.

The student leaders, in a written statement, also sought quick implementation of Prime Minister’s decision and withdrawal of the cases filed against the demonstrators.

“We want release of the students arrested during the protests, proper treatment of those injured during demonstrations, safety of general students and withdrawal of cases against them, said Nurul Hoque, joint convener of the forum.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Chhatra League also brought out a procession hailing the Prime Minister’s decision on quota system yesterday evening on Dhaka University campus.

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