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Quota protesters give 24-hour ultimatum to publish gazette

09 May, 2018 17:22:00

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Bangladesh General Students Rights Protection Alliance on Wednesday gave the government a 24-hour ultimatum to publish a gazette notification on abolishing quota system in government jobs as per the Prime Minister’s announcement, reports UNB.

They also threatened to go for a tougher movement from Sunday if their demand is not fulfilled by the given time.

Hasan Al Mamun, convener of the platform, came up with the ultimatum at a human chain programme held at the foot of Raju Memorial Sculpture of Dhaka University (DU) from 11 pm to 12.30 PM.

More than 1000 students from different departments and residential halls of Dhaka University participated in the human chain organised by Bangladesh General Students Rights Protection Alliance.

Hasan Al Mamun said, “We hope the government will take steps for publishing a gazette by Thursday as per as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s announcement at the Jatiya Sangsad.”

“If the government doesn’t fulfill our demand within the timeframe, we’ll go for a tougher movement from Sunday along across the country.” he added.

Student leaders of quota reform movement Rashed Khan, Nurulhaq Nur, Hasan Al Mamun and Faruk Hossain, among others, addressed the human chain programme.

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