Blockade of Barisal-Kuakata highway

The students of Barisal University (BOBI) blocked the Barisal-Kuakata highway for the sixth day demanding cancellation of quota in government jobs. They protested by blocking the highway adjacent to Bobby Gate from 12:30 PM on Monday (July 8).

Earlier, after the protest meeting on the ground floor of Bobby, the students went around the campus with a procession. At that time, the agitators called the students to join the movement in front of the four residential halls of Bobby. Then they took position on the highway. Due to this, vehicles are stuck on both sides of the highway. Passengers suffered due to this.

Speakers said that students are being discriminated against through quota system in Bangabandhu’s Sonar Bangla. Therefore, we are agitating for cancellation of all quotas except the quotas for disabled and backward ethnic groups. Bangabandhu’s dream of immediate cancellation of the quota system is demanded.

Students Sujoy Shubo, Preo Sarkar, Mainul Islam, Mritunjoy Roy, Sirajul Islam etc. addressed the protest rally in front of Barisal University.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Barisal Metropolitan Police Bandar Police Station Abdur Rahman Mukul told Jago News that the students started protesting by blocking the highway demanding cancellation of quota. Trying to control the situation by talking to them.

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