Dr. Zafrullah Chowdhury, Founder, Gonoshasthaya Kendra : We could keep appropriate arrangement of 10% Freedom Fighters’ Quota for our injured and disabled freedom fighters. There is also an under-privileged group for whom a 2% quota can be kept. However, taking everything into account, the quota cannot exceed 20%; no matter what.
The government is preventing anyone from discussing or protesting quota reformation – what is the meaning of this? So does this mean that this is a police state? I think India’s hand is behind this. Last year, India took 10 billion dollars from Bangladesh. It would be much easier for India to rob us if our country continues to be in an unstable state. All the while, they are trying to misdirect our government. I hope that the government agrees that they have had a misconception regarding quota reform. To stifle free speech is unjust, illogical and wrong. The BCL’s attack and police harassment on quota reform protestors are against the spirit of the Liberation War. Just because I fought in the Liberation War, does not mean that I will live on bare essentials for the rest of my life. The family and children of injured, disabled freedom fighters can benefit from the Freedom Fighters’ Quota, too. The quota must also remain functional in universities because access to higher education can help one to overcome any obstacle. After all, building a beautiful country is for the betterment of all.
Translated by Abrar Hussain
Nayeemul Islam khan
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