Quota reform leader Rashed arrested

Quota reform leader Rashed arrested

Dhaka, July 1 (Just News): Detectives arrested one of the leaders of the quota reform movement in Bhasantek area of Dhaka today.

Muhammad Rashed Khan, joint convener of Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Adhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad, was detained from the area around 12:30pm, said Devdas Bhattacharya, additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

Rashed was shown arrested in a case filed under the Information Communication Technology (ICT) act, said police.

Bangladesh Chhatra League law affairs secretary Al Nahian Khan Joy filed the case with Shahbagh Police Station this morning, police added.

Yesterday, at least seven members of the platform, including its joint convener Nurul Haque Nur, were beaten allegedly by a group of BCL activists in front of Dhaka University Library. However, the BCL denied the allegation.

The incident happened right before the protestors were about to hold a press briefing to announce their next course of action as three months have gone by since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the quota system would be removed.

Meanwhile, students of Rajshahi University (RU) demanding civil service quota reform came under attack allegedly by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men when they were trying to form human chains at different points on the campus today.

Students of Chittagong University boycotted all classes and examinations today, protesting yesterday's attack on members of quota reform movement at Sholosohor in Chittagong.