Quota reformists observe strike demanding gazette

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Dhaka: Students of different universities and colleges have observed a two-hour strike on campuses across the country demanding the issuance of a gazette on quota abolition.

Thousands of students observed the strike from 11:00am to 1:00pm today as part of their pre-announced programme.

Earlier, the quota reform protestors declared that they would stage tougher movement if the government fails to issue the gazette by Thursday.

As part of the protest programme, hundreds of students of Dhaka University brought out a procession around 11:30 am from the Central Library of the university.

Besides, students of Rajshahi and Chittagong Universities also formed a human chain and brought out a procession on their respective campuses.

The protesters on Saturday called the programmes.

Nurul Islam Nuru, a joint convener of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council, came up with the announcement at a press conference in Dhaka University campus.

Nurul Islam said: “We have decided to observe a demonstration in all colleges and universities across the country from 11am on Sunday. We are depressed as the government has not published the gazette on quota reformation after prime minister’s words in the parliament.”

Students and job seekers of the country have been demonstrating demanding reform of existing quota system in public recruitment for a long.

On April 12, the protesters called off the demonstration after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced to abolish quota system from the public recruitment.

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