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2024-07-11 14:58:48 BdST

BCL ready to face those trying to politicise quota movement: Saddam

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) President Saddam Hossain on Thursday said that some quota protesters are trying to use the movement politically and the Chhatra League is ready to face them.

The BCL President made the comment while addressing a press conference at Madhur Canteen of Dhaka University on Thursday noon.

Saddam said that the general students who joined the quota reform movement left the protests following the Supreme Court's status quo on the High Court order reinstating quotas in government jobs, some protesters have been trying to extend the movement.

There is no opponent in this matter -- Awami League leaders have said they would abide by the court's decision and BCL are demanding that the quota system for government jobs be changed through a state initiative, Saddam said.

The BCL President also said that some students are creating an artificial crisis by blocking roads and rail lines, which is causing public suffering. That’s why, we are requesting students to return to their classes and take part in the exams.

Saddam Hussain also mentioned that seeking orders from the executive department is not a wise decision; instead, the better choice is to return to the classroom.

Highlighting the importance of the quota system, the BCL president said, “The quota system is an inclusive framework that ensures participation and gender balance. The government and the High Court are actively working to resolve this issue. Students need to be patient.”

He further clarified, “This is not an anti-discrimination student movement. Statistics show that quotas are essential for ensuring gender balance and an inclusive administration.”

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