Job seekers demanded withdrawal false case within Saturday filed against 700 unidentified demonstrators on charges of vandalizing government vehicle, engaging with police during movement on Wednesday.
They also threatened that if the false case will not be withdrawn by the issued ultimatum they will wage tougher movement.
Mohammad Rashed, co convener of the movement, read out a written statement and came up with the demand at a press conference held under the banner of ‘Bangladesh Shadharan Chhatinra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad’ in front of Central Library of Dhaka University in the afternoon on Friday.
Police sued over 700 anti-quota demonstrators in charge of vandalizing government vehicle, engaging with police and creating public suffering by blocking roads on Wednesday.
On behalf of Police, a sub inspector Mirza Badrul Hasan filed a case with Shahbagh Police Station against 700 unidentified on Wednesday night. In his written statement Rashed said, “Police detained over 60 protestors during movement on Wednesday but later they were released with taking a bond without any allegation.”
“When police was releasing us taking a bond with writing ‘throwing chunks of brick to law enforces then on a sudden students protested the writing on the bond paper and then police erased those words,” he added.
He also said, “But why police filed a case against the protestors with Shahbagh Police Station instead of Ramna Police Station charging same allegation like bond paper”.
“So we strongly condemned it and demanded withdraw the false, harassment, fabricated case filed against protestors within Saturday, otherwise a tougher movement will be conducting across the country,” he added
He also said they will stage demonstrations at all educational institutions, including universities, colleges, across the country on March 18 if their demand is not met by Saturday.
Among others, the movement convener Hasan Al Mamun, co convener Faruk Hossain and Uzzal Miah were present at the press conference.
Mentioning that job seekers have been demonstrating since February 17 to press home their five-point demand review of quota system in government recruitment process, stopping taking benefit by job-seekers under the same quota, filling vacant posts from merit list if the candidates from quota are not found and fixation of 10 percent quota instead of existing 56 percent.