Police, BCL thwart anti-quota demo in BUET

12 July,2013

Dhaka (RTNN): Police and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL),  the associate student body of the ruling Awami League, foiled an attempt to hold a prescheduled procession by BCS job seekers on the campus of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) on Friday.

Campus sources said a good number of policemen and BCL activists took position at the entrances and inside Buet in the morning preventing students from gathering there to hold their prescheduled procession.
Police foiled another programme of students of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), also against the job quota, at the Central Shaheed Minar at noon.
On Thursday, students of Buet and DMCH announced a fresh programme for today demanding the cancellation of the quota system in recruitment to government jobs.
Meanwhile, the students of Dhaka University are getting ready to hold a rally at Shahbagh intersection at 3pm today (Friday) from where they will announce fresh programmes.
In the face of a protest by the students from different educational institutions,  including Dhaka University, Jahangirnagar University,Jagannath University, Dhaka College and Eden College against the public service quota system at Shahbagh intersection on Wednesday, Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) said it would review the 34th BCS preliminary test results.
The results of the 34th BCS preliminary examination were published on Monday, triggering the protests as only 12,033 candidates, out of 225,575, qualified for the BPSC’s written examinations.

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