Quota reform circular sought -The Asian Age

Quota reformists have warned the government that they would go for a tougher movement if the gazette notification regarding revised quota system was not issued before the 40th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) circular.  

Joint Convener of the Bangladesh General Student Rights Protection Council Bin Yamin Mollah spelled the warning at a press conference in front of Dhaka University central library yesterday. 

The students also put forward 3-point demands - dropping all charges against their fellows, immediate punishment of the attackers and reformation of the existing quota system based on 5-point-demands announced earlier. 

When the student council started countrywide protest demanding the reformation of the quota system at government job entry, the Prime Minister on April 11 told the House that there would be no quota in government jobs. 

Later, the government formed a 7-member committee on July 2 to scrutinize the existing quota system. Although the body was supposed to submit its report by 15 working days, it later took over 90 days for the report.       
Speakers at yesterday's press conference said: "Despite the clear announcement of the PM, the government is yet to publish any gazette notification even after five months. The students are becoming more and more frustrated and agitated.

"We are deeply concerned about suppressive attitude of the government against protestors as a number of false and fabricated cases were filed against us. Our fellows were taken to police custody and tortured."