Human chain for quota gazette Wednesday

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Dhaka, May 08: Quota reform protesters will form human chains at colleges and universities across the country on Wednesday as the government is yet to publish a gazette scraping quota system in government jobs.Nurul Haque Nur, Joint Convener of Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Adhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad on Tuesday gave the announcement at a press conference in front of the central library of Dhaka University.

Earlier on April 26, leaders of the quota reform movement threatened to launch fresh programmes in May for the gazette notification.

The May-7 was the deadline set by the quota reform demonstrators for publication of a gazette regarding the quota.

The protesters launched the movement on February 17 and continued it for five-point demands, including reduction of quota in public service recruitment to 10 per cent from the existing 56 per cent.

In the face of mass protests by students across the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced scrapping the quota system in parliament on April 11.