Threaten tougher movement
The students and job-seekers 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, Agencies report.
They also threatened to go for a tougher movement from Sunday if the gazette notification is not published by Thursday.
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 11:00pm to 12.30pm.
More than 1000 students from different departments and residential halls of Dhaka University participated in the human chain organised by Bangladesh Shadharan Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad (Bangladesh General Students Rights Protection Alliance).
“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,” Hasan Al Mamun said.
“If the government doesn’t fulfil our demand within the timeframe, we’ll go for a tougher movement from Sunday over 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.