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Bangladesh decides to scrap quota system in govt jobs amid protest

In Bangladesh, the Government today decided to scrap the quota system in government services after student’s protest across the country against a controversial policy of setting aside jobs for special groups.

In a statement in Parliament, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, the quota system will be abolished as the students do not want it.

The premier, however, said the government could make special arrangements for jobs for the people with disabilities and the backward ethnic minority ones.

According to the police, more than 5,000 protesters rallied at the Dhaka University campus alone while the private universities joined the public ones across the country to mount pressure on the government to abolish the system, meant for freedom fighters decedents, ethnic minority groups and women.

Source: AIR