Tribal people demonstrate in Rajshahi demanding 5pc quota
Published : Monday, 10 September, 2018 at 8:55 PM Count : 293
A protest procession and a rally were held in Rajshahi in demand of continuation of 5 percent quota for tribal people in government jobs and higher education.
The Central Committee of the Adivasi Chhatro Parishad organized the procession at Shaheb Bazar Zero Point in Rajshahi city on Monday.
Speakers at the protest rally demanded preservation of 5 percent quota for ethnic minority people in government jobs and higher education. They strongly condemned and protested at the quota review committee’s recommendation for cancellation of quotas for the tribal people.
Speakers also criticized the government for not implementing properly the reserved quota for them, and demanded proper and complete implementation for ensuring their higher education and employment.
Speakers said there are quota systems for backward and disadvantaged people in different countries of the world like India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Canada and China. The student oeganisation announced a month-long protest program in every district.
Adivasi Chhatro Parishad central committee president Nakul Pahan presided over the meeting. Secretary of the National Adivasi Parishad Central Committee Subhash Chandra Hemvarm, General Secretary of Rajshahi Metropolitan Committee Andreas Biswas, Rajshahi District Committee General Secretary Susen Kumar Shyamdwara, Tribal Jubo Parishad joint convener of Rajshahi district Rabidas, Huran Murmu, National Adivasi Parishad Central Committee member and former President of Adivasi Vidyarthi Parishad Central Committee Bibhuti Bhushan Mahato, Central General Secretary Tarun Munda, Rajshahi University unit’s organizing secretary Agustin Kisku, central office secretary Palash Pahan, women affairs secretary Santana Topi, member Molly Biswas were present, among others.