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Protests to resume next month if quota system is not abolished by April

  • Published at 02:33 pm April 26th, 2018
  • Last updated at 08:23 pm April 26th, 2018
Protests to resume next month if quota system is not abolished by April
Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad declared they will start a fresh movement next month if the abolishment of the quota system – as announced by the prime minister – is not published in a gazette this month. The joint convener of the organization, Nurul Haque Noor, announced the statement at a press conference in Dhaka University on Thursday. He said: “If a gazette does not make it official that the quota system is over for good, we will pick up where we left off and resume the protests from next month.” A report published by the daily Janakantha titled "Target government collapse, gunshot and rumors of student death" was also condemned during the press conference. Nurul said: "We will take legal action against Janakantha if they don’t withdraw their April 20 report on the quota reform movement, from online and print, by 5pm today [Thursday]." The organization will hold discussions with teachers and students of different universities and colleges across the country on April 30 at Dhaka University. Nurul said: "Proper complaint should be filed against the culprits mentioning their names. We do not want anyone getting harassed because of the cases filed against unnamed people.” The press conference was also attended by the organization’s Convener Hasan Al Mamun and Joint Convener Rashed Khan.