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Quota reform protest continues

Quota reform protest continues

Bangladesh General Students' Rights Protection Council on Tuesday (Apr 10) announced to continue the quota agitation until a specific statement from the Prime Minister in this regard is made. Rashed Khan, joint convener of the platform, came up with the announcement at the foot of Raju Sculpture on the Dhaka University campus in the afternoon, local media reports said.

On Monday (Apr 9), the council got split over continuing the movement demanding that the existing quota system in the public service be reformed. Following a meeting with Bangladesh Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Council convener Hasan Al Mamun on Monday announced to postpone the movement until May 7.

However, a group of the platform refused to accept the decision and announced to go on with the movement. It started staging demonstrations on the DU campus on Tuesday demanding reforms of the quota system with in a week.