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12:00 AM, April 14, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 14, 2018

Release detained quota protesters

The protests by university students demanding reforms in the quota system in public service recruitment came to an end after the prime minister had announced that the system would be abolished. During their protests, the students blocked key roads and intersections in the capital. The protests turned violent when police fired teargas shells and rubber bullets to disperse the demonstrators, injuring more than a hundred people.

Although the protests ended, a number of students are still in police custody. It's time the government released all detained protesters and withdrew the cases against them. Those who vandalised the house of the vice-chancellor of Dhaka University should be arrested, but the general students who had no part in that should not be harassed.

 

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