Dhaka, Aug 12 (Just News): Quota reformists have threatened a tough movement unless a gazette with changes in the quota system for government service is published by 31 August.
“We will launch a tough movement if the gazette for quota reforms is not published by 31 August,” said quota reform leader Bin Yamin at a protest rally in front of the National Museum on Sunday morning.
He also demanded the release of those who were arrested for launching the movement for quota reforms.
The protestors under the banner of Sadharon Chhatra Odhikar Sangrokkhon Mancha (General Students’ Rights Protection Council) gathered in front of Aparajeo Bangla of Dhaka University at 11:00am on Sunday.
Ruling party Awami League’s student wing Chhatra League brought out a counter-rally there and the quota protesters moved to the Raju sculpture. The leaders and activists of BCL foiled their gathering there too.
Later, the protesters assembled in front of the National Museum for a few minutes.
Addressing the protest rally there, the joint convener of the platform, Bin Yamin, said all the detained persons have to be released before Eid. Besides, all students of private universities, who were detained for demanding safe roads, will have to be released unconditionally.
The family of Rashed Khan, who was earlier arrested for the launching movement against the quota system, joined the protest rally too.
Sadharon Chhatra Odhikar Sangrokkhon Mancha convener Hasan Al Mamun was present at the gathering.
Following prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s announcement on 11 April to cancel quotas in the government service, the quota protesters set deadlines at different times to publish a gazette regarding reforms of the quota system.