AAMS Arefin Siddique,Former Vice-Chancellor, Dhaka University: A seven-member committee has been formed to reform the quota system in public service. The committee members are scrutinising the matter and take measures in line with their findings. I reckon solution to the complication surfaced over the quota reformation process is very easy. I do not believe that the issue cannot be addressed.
If anybody instigates the quota protesters, it will not be something wise since it is not a political issue. The government has formed a committee to consider the sole demand of the students supporting the quota reform movement. The committee is working currently; it has sought more time and given so as well. We hope that after the committee submits its report, the prime minister will be made an announcement and a gazette circular will be issued based on the development.
In the meantime, the premier declared of finding a way out to resolve the quota crisis after an adjustment in the quota system keeping unchanged the quota for freedom fighters and disabled people. There are so many instigations behind the quota movement reaching the situation. Taking into cognizance the demand of the quota protesters, the prime minister ordered forming a committee. I do not see any problem there. The protesters themselves can say if they are mistaken in any way. Based on an interview by Ashiq Rahman, translated by Sayeed Muhammad
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