• Saturday, Aug 15, 2020
  • Last Update : 04:38 pm

Police disperse govt job age limit protesters from Shahbagh, detain 4

  • Published at 04:25 pm October 28th, 2018
Shahbag protest
Police have dispersed protesters, who are calling for a decrease to the age limit for entry into government jobs, from the Shahbagh intersection, detaining at least four Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The protesters were demanding that the age limit for government jobs be increased to 35 from 30

Police have dispersed protesters, who are calling for an increase to the age limit for entry into government jobs, from the Shahbagh intersection— detaining at least four. 

The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon.

The protesters, who had been blocking the intersection since Saturday, were demanding that the age limit for government jobs be increased to 35 from 30.

Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Ramna police station HM Azimul Huq confirmed the matter, saying that even though police asked the protesters not to let their numbers increase on Sunday morning, they did not pay heed, and more people continued to join the protest. Police then chose to disperse them as their presence were causing suffering to the general public.

He also said that the four would be questioned about the activities of their organization.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Parishad Convener Sanjoy Das told journalists that not four, but five joint conveners-- Riana Haque, Nodi, Jubayer, Samia, and Nadia-- of the organization had been detained by law enforcement.

“We will announce our next course of action soon,” he added.

Some activists, after being barred by law enforces positioned themselves in front of Dhaka University’s Raju Memorial. 

Following the expulsion of the protesters, vehicles have once again begun to drive through the area normally. 

On Saturday, around 500 students of various colleges and universities, belonging to Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Parishad, united to form a blockade at the Shahbagh intersection around 12:30pm to get the government to accept their demands. The group continued to hold their position throughout the night amidst pouring rain.

While the important intersection was blocked, there was severe traffic congestion in alternate routes, with many people having to abandon their transportation to walk to their destinations.

blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail