Sunday, February 17, 2019 | ePaper

Demo at Shahbagh demanding reinstatement of FF quota

  • Print


Muktijoddha Santan blocked the Shahbagh intersection again on Tuesday and staged demonstration, demanding to keep their 30 percent quota for jobs intact.



The children and grandchildren of Freedom Fighters (FF) on Tuesday formed a human chain blocking the city's Shahbagh intersection for around two and half hours demanding the reinstatement of 30percentFF quota in government jobs.
Witnesses said the protesters blocked the intersection around 4:20 pm halting vehicular movement on the city's key intersection.
Several hundred people under the banner of "Children and grandchildren of freedom fighters" (Muktijodhar Santan and Projonmo) were seen chanting slogans with placards and festoons demanding the reinstatement of the quota.
Shahbagh Police Station Officer-in-charge Abul Hossain, however, claimed that around 200 people blocked the intersection around 4 pm creating acute sufferings to the commuters.
Meanwhile, expressing solidarity with the protesters, leaders and activists Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) joined them.
The protesters also demanded punishment of the quota movement activists who claimed themselves as 'Razakars'. Later, they withdrew the blockade around 6:30 pm in the evening, he said.

More News For this Category

102 drug dealers  surrender in Teknaf

102 drug dealers surrender in Teknaf

Md Joynal Abedin Khan with Mohammad Zonaid :A total 102 drug dealers surrendered with 33 firearms and 3.5 lakh Yaba pills to Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal in a ceremony

 Jamaat faces big setback

Jamaat faces big setback

Special Correspondent  :Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami faces both split and desertion for failure to read the heart and soul of the people and for hesitation to seek apology for its role during

49 reserved seat nominees elected unopposed

Staff Reporter :The 49 candidates nominated for the women reserved seats in the Parliament have been declared elected uncontested as there were no other candidates.   Election Commission Joint Secretary and

RMG worker shot dead in Savar

Staff Reporter :A Readymade Garment Worker (RMG) named Rashel Khan, 27, was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Savar early Saturday.The incident took place at Jamgora , Ashulia around 3am.The

Siemens to construct LNG power plant

UNB, Munich :The Power Division of Bangladesh and Siemens of Germany on Friday initialed a joint development agreement for the construction of a 3600MW LNG power plant at Payra in

Over one lakh students seek revision of PEC results

M M Jasim :About one lakh students have applied to the Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) of the Primary and Mass Education Ministry for reexamination of their results, claiming that

Violence is not our strategy: Pak FM

Dawn.com :Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said "violence is not the policy of the government" while referring to an attack on Indian security forces in occupied Kashmir on Thursday,

Gas supply gets disrupted in parts of city

Gas supply gets disrupted in parts of city

Staff Reporter :There was no gas supply to Azimpur, Dhanmondi and Mipur areas in Dhaka for 24 hours, as a gas line was snapped in Ashulia, said Titas Gas Transmission

Gunmen kill 66 in Nigeria

Al Jazeera News, Abuja :Gunmen have killed more than 60 people during attacks on two communities in Nigeria's northwestern Kaduna state.A government statement on Friday, which confirmed the attacks, said

Trump finally declares emergency to obtain funds for border wall

Reuters :Democratic lawmakers, mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in