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23 January, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Demo at Shahbagh demanding reinstatement of FF quota

UNB, Dhaka

The children and grandchildren of Freedom Fighters (FF) yesterday formed a human chain blocking the city's Shahbagh intersection for around two and half hours demanding the reinstatement of 30percent FF 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) Dhaka University unit 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.

Our Rajshahi University correspondent adds:  

Several students of Rajahahi University (RU) under the banner of ‘Children and Grandchildren of Freedom Fighters yesterday formed a human chain in front of the university main entrance for same demand.

Safakat Monjur Biplob, convener of ‘Rajshahi Metropolitan Muktijudda Sontan Somonoy Parishad’, assistant commander Freedom Fighter Abul Basar and adviser of Bangabandhu Parishad Najim Uddin, among others, addressed the programme while Dhiraj Chanrda general secretary of ‘Muktijodhar Santan and Projonmo’ of RU Unit conducted it.

Besides, the students, people who are sons and daughters of freedom fighters in the district joined the programme.

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