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Published: 2018-04-10 09:09:40 | Updated: 2018-04-10 09:09:40

Portion of quota reform protesters staging demo

Rejecting government assurances, a portion of the demonstrating students is not complying with the decision to halt for a month the nationwide movement demanding reformation of the existing quota system. The demonstrators have also announced to continue the protests until their demands are met on immediate basis. They took position at Shahbagh and at different spots on the Dhaka University campus, chanting slogans since the evening when the decision of the postponement spread. The students started gathering at Shahbagh and other spots when Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad Convener Hasan Al Mamun disclosed the decision of the meeting from the Raju Memorial Sculpture at DU’s TSC intersection around 7:30pm Monday, after coming from a meeting with Awami League leaders. Earlier in the day, a 20-member delegation of the agitating students and job-seeking youths held a meeting with the Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, at his secretariat office as the minister called them for the meeting after the overnight protests in Dhaka that left more than 100 injured, spreading to all major campuses across the country. After the meeting, the minister said, "The protesters have agreed to suspend their programme until 7 May. The government will scrutinise the quota system by this time." Hasan Al Mamun also said they have postponed their street campaign. He further said the meeting also decided to release the arrested persons unconditionally. But, a section of the quota protesters rejected the decision and continue to take to the streets to press home their demands. Besides, a large contingent of law enforcers was deployed in and around the Dhaka University to avoid any untoward incident like that of last night.

Portion of quota reform protesters staging demo

Rejecting government assurances, a portion of the demonstrating students is not complying with the decision to halt for a month the nationwide movement demanding reformation of the existing quota system. The demonstrators have also announced to continue the protests until their demands are met on immediate basis. They took position at Shahbagh and at different spots on the Dhaka University campus, chanting slogans since the evening when the decision of the postponement spread. The students started gathering at Shahbagh and other spots when Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad Convener Hasan Al Mamun disclosed the decision of the meeting from the Raju Memorial Sculpture at DU’s TSC intersection around 7:30pm Monday, after coming from a meeting with Awami League leaders. Earlier in the day, a 20-member delegation of the agitating students and job-seeking youths held a meeting with the Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, at his secretariat office as the minister called them for the meeting after the overnight protests in Dhaka that left more than 100 injured, spreading to all major campuses across the country. After the meeting, the minister said, "The protesters have agreed to suspend their programme until 7 May. The government will scrutinise the quota system by this time." Hasan Al Mamun also said they have postponed their street campaign. He further said the meeting also decided to release the arrested persons unconditionally. But, a section of the quota protesters rejected the decision and continue to take to the streets to press home their demands. Besides, a large contingent of law enforcers was deployed in and around the Dhaka University to avoid any untoward incident like that of last night.
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