The quota reformists placed a three-point demand
Quota reform activists have withdrawn their month-long protest program of boycotting classes.
The decision was made on Tuesday and declared by quota reformists’ joint convener, Nurul Haque Nur, at a protest procession at the base of Raju Memorial Sculpture at the Dhaka University campus.
Nurul also placed a three-point demand: the unconditional release of all detained protesting students; punishment of the attackers of teachers and protesters; and the publishing of a gazette notification according to the movement's previous five-point demand.
The movement was launched in mid-January by students and job seekers across the country who have long been protesting against the system, demanding that quotas be reduced from 56 to 10%
The protests initially took place at public universities and colleges but the demonstrators later came together to wage a bigger movement from the beginning of March.
Later, the movement became violent in the beginning of April, following attacks on protesters reportedly carried out by Bangladesh Chhatra League and police.