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'Unreasonable and discriminatory' - Thousands rally in Dhaka demanding reform of quotas for government jobs03:09
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Thousands of students marched through the streets of Dhaka on Wednesday, as protests continued calling for the reform of the government jobs 'quota system'.

Footage shows the protesters breaking a police line as well as marching with Bangladeshi flags and chanting slogans.

"Until the executive department forms a commission to reform the quota system our movement will continue," said Hasnat Abdullah. "We will not leave the streets until the executive department solves the logical problem of the quota system by abolishing unreasonable and discriminatory quotas in all grades of government jobs.

According to local media reports, 56 percent of Bangladesh government jobs are recruited through quotas. Among them, 30 percent are reserved for the families of persons who participated in the liberation war in 1971.

It also includes 10 percent for women, 10 percent for districts based on population, five percent for ethnic minorities, and one percent for people with disabilities - which protesters reportedly want to keep in place.

'Unreasonable and discriminatory' - Thousands rally in Dhaka demanding reform of quotas for government jobs

Bangladesh, Dhaka
July 10, 2024 at 15:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of students marched through the streets of Dhaka on Wednesday, as protests continued calling for the reform of the government jobs 'quota system'.

Footage shows the protesters breaking a police line as well as marching with Bangladeshi flags and chanting slogans.

"Until the executive department forms a commission to reform the quota system our movement will continue," said Hasnat Abdullah. "We will not leave the streets until the executive department solves the logical problem of the quota system by abolishing unreasonable and discriminatory quotas in all grades of government jobs.

According to local media reports, 56 percent of Bangladesh government jobs are recruited through quotas. Among them, 30 percent are reserved for the families of persons who participated in the liberation war in 1971.

It also includes 10 percent for women, 10 percent for districts based on population, five percent for ethnic minorities, and one percent for people with disabilities - which protesters reportedly want to keep in place.

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Thousands of students marched through the streets of Dhaka on Wednesday, as protests continued calling for the reform of the government jobs 'quota system'.

Footage shows the protesters breaking a police line as well as marching with Bangladeshi flags and chanting slogans.

"Until the executive department forms a commission to reform the quota system our movement will continue," said Hasnat Abdullah. "We will not leave the streets until the executive department solves the logical problem of the quota system by abolishing unreasonable and discriminatory quotas in all grades of government jobs.

According to local media reports, 56 percent of Bangladesh government jobs are recruited through quotas. Among them, 30 percent are reserved for the families of persons who participated in the liberation war in 1971.

It also includes 10 percent for women, 10 percent for districts based on population, five percent for ethnic minorities, and one percent for people with disabilities - which protesters reportedly want to keep in place.

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