Prof. Dr. Ajoy Roy,Physicist and educationalist: The Prime Minister’s orders to the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) members to not attack on the quota reformists were not very strong. It is unclear that how much in control the BCL is of the PM. We are often witnessing BCL attacks on the quota reformists along with the teachers.
Attack on the DU teachers by BCL is a very disgusting incident. BCL activists are set to the idea that they will go along how they want regardless what the PM’s directions are. There is a great lack of the rule of the law. Degenerate culture is what is running in the name of impunity. Universities are failing to run their operations smoothly in such circumstances. In particular, the use of power over ordinary students is highly reprehensible. Since February, there have been multiple of such attacks on these students which came from both BCL and the police. Instead of detaining the attackers, cases after cases have been filed against the quota reform activists. The teachers protested against the torture and persecution of students. BCL did not exempt from attacking as well.
I am not up for the complete diminish of the quota system. There are locations in the country where the education rate is not upto the mark. They also do not get the same advantages as we at the developed areas get. So there are needs of the quota system, especially for the indigenous and disadvantaged people. But the percentage of how much of the quota would be reformed was necessary to be mentioned in the Prime Minister’s speech. As times pass by, this situation might get more complex. Based on an interview by Muhammad Nayeem, translated by Sofian Khan.
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