Students cripple Dhaka demanding quota reform

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Asianbangla, Dhaka : Students of private and other universities are maintaining the support for the central movement demanding quota system reform, cramping Dhaka’s roads seriously in long tailbacks.

As reports came in, thousands of students had rolled on to the key thoroughfares in Mirpur, Farmgate, Sukrabad, and Dhanmondi areas demanding quota reform.

“So what that we study in private universities? We too want a shot at government job,” Abdur Rahim, a student of civil engineering department at University of Asia Pacific, told The Daily Star.

About a thousand students of the university paraded through Karwan Bazar and Farmgate areas this afternoon voicing solidarity with the movement going on countrywide.

At this time, they blocked the road leading from Karwan Bazar to Farmgate. On the other side of the road too, vehicles were seen stuck in a long queue for some time.

Last reported around 12:30pm, Green University were staging demonstration on Begum Rokeya Sarani at Shewrapara, halting the traffic towards Farmgate and creating a tailback.
Students of seven affiliated colleges demonstrating at New Market intersection on April 11, 2018. Photo: AKM Rashidul Hassan

New Market intersection total blocked by protesters of seven colleges under Dhaka University, spilling a big tailback in and around the area, our staff correspondent reports from spot.

Students of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University have been staging demonstration at Agargaon, hampering traffic on the roads in and around Agargaon badly.

Daffodil International University students also took to the streets today, blocking a section of the Mirpur Road near Sukrabad, like they did yesterday.

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