All harassment of protesters should stop | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 20, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 20, 2018

All harassment of protesters should stop

After the prime minister announced the scrapping of the quota system in the public service recruitment process, protesters called off their movement but were still harassed by the ruling party's student wing and law enforcers. Student leaders of different hall units and institutions are also reportedly threatening those who protested, which is totally unacceptable.

I believe that this will only exacerbate an already complex situation and again lead to further divisions. The movement was spontaneous and the demand of the students was quite reasonable.

Therefore, it will be unwise for pro-ruling party organisations to harass the protesters. Since the prime minister herself resolved the issue, they should respect her decision and stop trying to make things worse.

Nusrat Jahan Jolly, University of Dhaka

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