Quota demonstration

Protesters demand apology from Matia Chowdhury for comments

10 Apr 2018, 13:45

NTV Online

Dhaka: Protesters who were leading the movement for quota reforms in public service recruitment on Tuesday requested all to ignore the call of the divergent faction who were still continuing the agitation.

Rashed Khan, joint convener of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Forum, came up with the request while briefing reporters in front of Dhaka University Central Library premises.

He alleged that a faction, from the beginning of the movement, was trying to spoil their programme.

Rashed also said that they have suspended their movement until May 7 following the assurance from the prime minister on quota reformation.

He also requested journalists not to cover any programme of the divergent faction as that might create confusions among people.

Earlier on Monday, the anti-quota demonstrators postponed their movement until May 7 following an assurance by the government to bring a ‘logical reform’ in the existing quota system.

The protesters also apologised for assaulting some journalists on Monday’s protest.

Besides, the leaders of the forum also demanded apology from Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury for her comments at the parliament on Monday night.

Though, the platform decided to suspend their movement upon assurance of Prime Minister, the divergent faction still now carrying out their movement at the university campus demanding to reform the quota system within one week.