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Quota Gazette after PM's return

Quota Gazette after PM's return

Leaders of the quota reform movement on Friday (Apr 27) postponed their agitation till May 7, following an assurance that the gazette abolishing the quota system in government jobs will be published by the then.

They made the announcement after Bangladesh Awami League lawmaker Jahangir Kabir Nanak told them that the government would publish the gazette after the Prime Minister's return from abroad, local media reports said.

The PM is now visiting Australia and is expected to return home on Monday (Apr 30).

A team of Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Adhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad (An alliance of Bangladesh students' right protection), the platform which led the protest, went to Nanak's NAM Flat on Manik Mia Avenue in the evening and held a meeting there for almost two hours.

Earlier on Apr 26, the quota movement leaders warned that they would resume agitation if a gazette notification was not published by April.

In the face of mass protests by students of public and private university students across the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced scrapping the quota systems in parliament on April 11.

However, a parliamentary committee which later discussed the issue spoke in favour of logical reformation instead of abolishing the system altogether.