• Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021
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Descendants of freedom fighters want 30% quota back

  • Published at 07:55 pm February 23rd, 2021

Family members of freedom fighters take to the street in Shahbagh demanding that the quota facility be reinstated


Bangladesh Muktijoddha Santan Sangsad, an organization of freedom fighters' descendants, gathered in Shahbagh intersection, Dhaka on Tuesday to press home their seven-point demand, including the revival of 30% quota in government jobs. 

Traffic movement in and around the area came to a complete halt due to their sit-in program. 

Hundreds of members of the organization from across the country, carrying posters and placards, gathered in front of the National Museum at around 10am. 

Later, they moved to the Shahbagh intersection and started the sit-in demonstration at around 12pm. 

Additional police have been deployed in the area to avert any untoward incident. 

The demonstrators chanted slogans like "No place for Razakars in this Bangla of Freedom Fighters," "Weapons of '71 roar once again," and "We want 30% quota." 

Their other demands include giving VIP status to freedom fighters and their descendants everywhere, including hospitals and government offices, enacting a law to protect the freedom fighters' families, and exclusion of names of anti-liberation people from the government list of freedom fighters. 

Bangladesh Muktijoddha Santan Sangsad Vice Chairman Mizanur Rahman said: "We won't leave the place until our seven demands are fulfilled." 

Founding President of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Santan Sangsad Soleman Miya, Vice Chairman Sojib Serker, Mizanur Rahman, Yeasin Akand, Toslim Reza, Organizing Secretary Nazmul Huda, and Titumir, among others, joined the demonstration. 


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