Ruet students are protesting to demand quota reforms


The students of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) held a protest march and rally demanding reform of quota in government jobs.

On Monday (July 8) at 11 o’clock, they were seen gathering in front of the university’s central library with various placards in their hands. Later, they marched through Talaimari area of ​​the city and stayed at the main gate of the university.

At this time, ‘One point, one demand, one quota, not a comeback’, ‘Ruet residents have woken up’, ‘Let the quota system be abolished in accordance with the constitution’, ‘There is no place for discrimination in independent Bengal’, ‘If I study quota farming for twelve months’, ‘Eighteen Let the tools roar again’, ‘Sara Banglaye Khrab de Kota prathar kabar de’ – all these slogans are seen by the students.

Tanveer Ahmed Imon, a student of Industrial and Production Engineering Department, said in Andolan, “We have come here mainly to demand quota reform.” Different quotas are creating discrimination among us. The effect of quota is high in government jobs in Bangladesh. We do not want to abolish quota, but to reform it. It would be better to have 10 percent freedom fighters and the remaining 10 percent other quotas. Only those who really need it should be brought under the quota. Quota can be given to disabled or tribals.

Ruet students are protesting to demand quota reforms

Fahad bin Yusuf, a student of textile production engineering department, said that when quota was introduced in our constitution in 1972, it was temporary. Where 28(4) of the constitution states that the backward communities, this quota will be allocated only for them.

Nabil Fahmid, a student of civil engineering department, said that many students did not come because the campus was closed. Due to which we could not start the movement. We are too late to start the movement to unite everyone. The movement was for one day. Then we will look at the students’ responses. If they are interested, then we will move again later.

Monir Hossain Mahin/ZH/JIM