Shekribi students protest against quota restoration

The students of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (Shekribi) staged a protest against the High Court’s ruling declaring the decision to cancel the Mukti Jodha quota system in the first and second class of government jobs illegal.

On Saturday (July 6) around 12 noon, the students gathered in front of the central library of the university and marched around the campus. The procession passed through Suhrawardy Medical College, Sherebangla Nagar Nursing College and Ganabhavan School through the main gate of the university and ended in front of the central library of the university.

The students demand that the quota system in government jobs announced in 2018 should be canceled and the merit-based recruitment circular should be maintained. Subject to the 2018 circular being upheld, a commission should be formed to quickly eliminate unreasonable and discriminatory quotas in government jobs and consider only the people with special needs and underprivileged according to the constitution. Merit based recruitment from students.

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Shekribi students protest against quota restoration

Earlier on last Wednesday and Thursday, the students blocked the Agargaon intersection adjacent to the second gate of the university.

After the protest march, the students again started chanting slogans in front of the library at 1 pm. During this time, the students chanted, ‘Tools of eighteen, rise up again’, ‘There is no room for discrimination in my golden Bengal’, ‘The main word of the constitution is equality for all’, ‘There is no room for discrimination in Bangabandhu’s Bengal’, ‘Let the whole of Bengal know, bury the quota system’. He kept giving such anti-quota slogans.

Regarding the quota, student Al Rakib said, “Our movement is not against the freedom fighters, but our movement is to capture their spirit.” We want to build a happy and beautiful country in the same way as they gave us a beautiful country through their struggle. Talents are needed to build a beautiful country. The 30 percent quota system that Bangabandhu introduced in 1973 was directly for the freedom fighters, he did not give it to their children or grandchildren. After 51 years of independence I think this quota system is absurd.

Tasneem Ahmed Tanim/SNR/ASM