Daily Bangla Times :


Published : 2024-07-08 01:34:36




Daily Bangla Times :


Published : 2024-07-08 01:34:36




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  • Anti-quota students announce nationwide blockade for Monday.

Anti-quota students announce nationwide blockade for Monday

Anti-quota students announce nationwide blockade for Monday


The agitating students who assembled at Shahbagh intersection in the capital on Sunday afternoon to block the roads left the place after over four hours announcing that they would block different areas in the city on Monday afternoon again.

The protesters blocked roads and highways in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country demanding cancellation of the High Court order to reinstate 30 per cent quotas for freedom fighters' children and grandchildren in government job.


The agitating students chanted slogans, recited poems, played crickets and played instrumental recitals as part of the protest while a lane from Shahbagh to Matsya Bhaban, Kataban, and Science Laboratory wore a deserted look as protesters did not allow any vehicles to ply on those roads, except ambulances.

Closing the day's blockade minutes after 8:00pm at Shahbagh intersection, Nahid Islam, one of the coordinators of the 'Student Movement against Discrimination', a platform for anti-quota movement, announced that they would enforce blockade in more city areas on Monday.

"We will continue blockade for an indefinite period. …The students will gather in front of the university's central library at about 3:30pm," he said.

He alleged that if the Awami League's student wing Bangladesh Chattra League tried to create obstacles in joining protests, they would blockade residential halls.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday dismissed the movement against the quota system in the government jobs as irrational saying, "It is a sub-judice."

"I don't think there is any rationality for what is being done today in the name of movement by wasting the study time," she said.

The prime minister said this when the central leaders of Juba Mohila League paid a courtesy call on her at Ganabhaban on the occasion of its 22nd founding anniversary.

Responding to the prime minister's remarks, Nahid said, "We want to say with due respect that we had proved the logic of our movement in 2018."










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