Quota protests halted

National Desk, Rashedul Islam Biplob , Staff Reporter: Dhaka Office: Alltimenews.com:- Quota protests halted, Protesters seeking an overhaul of the present quota device have postponed their demonstrations until the first week of May, after the government agreed to a scrutiny of the norms in region. After holding an hour-lengthy meeting with the ruling birthday party leaders and ministers, which includes AL general secretary Obaidul Quader, the protesters agreed to put off their demonstrations until May 7.

“We discussed the issue with the protesters and they have agreed to maintain their programme suspended till May 7. During this time the authorities will scrutinise the prevailing quota gadget,” stated Quader.
Quader, also the street shipping and bridges minister, made the statement at his secretariat workplace in presence of the protest leaders.

The minister had called them to the assembly after the in a single day protests in Dhaka that left greater than one hundred injured and spread to all main campuses across the u . S ..

A 20-member delegation, led by Hasan Al Mamun, coordinator of the protest platform—Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Forum—the represents the students and jobseeking teens, joined the talks with the minister the day prior to this afternoon.

The minister additionally criticised the assault at the residence of Dhaka University vice-chancellor and known as upon the law enforcers to take stern motion against those concerned.

However, the moment the 20-member delegation reached DU campus round 8pm, in which the protests had been nevertheless on, the demonstrators rejected to conform with the postponement decision taken in advance. As a end result, factions have surfaced a number of the protesters and scattered protests persisted till nine:30. Although the factions decided to preserve ground on the DU campus, they in the long run determined to surrender and depart the campus over reviews of ‘armed outsiders’ entering the campus. Our DU correspondent mentioned of over several hundred outsiders, wearing helmets and armed with sharp weapons, iron rods, and sticks, coming into the campus around 9:45pm. However, no reviews of untoward incidents had been stated afterwards.

Meanwhile, in an emergency syndicate meeting closing night time, the DU government fashioned a frame to probe the vandalism at VC’s complicated and asked it to submit a report in two weeks.

Earlier, cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said that the general public management ministry will scrutinise the present quota gadget inside the recruitment method, most effective for authorities jobs.

“To forestall the mass protest in opposition to the present quota device, the ministry will scrutinise the problem once you have route from the better-united statesin the authorities,” he instructed newshounds, all through the everyday briefing after the cupboard meeting yesterday.

The cabinet assembly changed into held on the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in

the chair.

“After a scrutiny of the gadget, a file might be located earlier than the cupboard soon,” he stated.

During an unscheduled dialogue with the Cabinet ministers, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the authorities delivered the quota gadget to provide jobs for the underprivileged, as in step with the u . S . A .’s Constitution.

“We don’t apprehend why youths are demonstrating in opposition to the quota system. It is unfortunate,” the Premier turned into quoted as having stated by means of a Cabinet minister.

“I don’t recognize why the house of the vice-chancellor of Dhaka University become vandalised. I don’t find any dating between vandalising the VC’s residence and the quota movement. The

law enforcement organizations ought to find out who vandalised the VC’s residence and why,” she stated

“The PM requested the government involved, especially the public management ministry, to provide an explanation for the present quota device,” the minister said.

In February closing year, the authorities determined to fill

up vacant posts in the cadre service from the merit listing,

if no candidate changed into found from among freedom

warring parties, their youngsters and grandchildren, ladies and ethnic minorities.

The government had taken the selection as there had been no longer enough applicants to replenish the 30 according to cent quota for freedom opponents, their kids and grandchildren, women and ethnic minorities inside the cadres of the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS).

There are at least five,000 reserved posts of cadres of the BCS assessments which can be mendacity vacant, as there may be no candidate from the quota for freedom warring parties.

The present policy of the quota system has been fantastically criticised by civil society participants and intellectuals. On Sunday, job-seekers and the students of Dhaka University (DU) staged a demonstration in Shahbagh, traumatic quota system reforms, wherein the police charged batons and lobbed tear-fuel shells, injuring many. In 2013, some of jobseekers and students organised a mass protest towards the quota system.


National Desk, Alltimenews.com