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Quota reform protest: IU students attempt to block main road

  • Published at 02:34 pm April 9th, 2018
Quota reform protest: IU students attempt to block main road
Joining other public universities countrywide, Islamic University (IU) students have continued boycotting classes in protest for reform of the quota system in government job recruitment tests and practices. On Sunday, over 50 students from various universities were injured in violent clashes with police. Since then, various public universities have been holding demonstrations on similar grounds. At around 10am on Monday, over 1,000 IU students brought out a procession from the Mir Mosharraf Hossain academic building of the university and tried to block the main road. Later, after the police and the chhatra league stopped them, they turned back and continued the procession inside university premises. As of this report, the students continue their protests by positioning themselves inside the campus. The academic activities of IU started slacking off ever since the students started their protests. However, the course finals will be held according to schedule. Previously on Sunday, students blocked the Kushtia-Jhenidah main road calling for quota reform. This article was first published on banglatribune.com