Cops foil job seekers’ bid to march towards ministry; 7 injured

DHAKA : Police on Wednesday foiled a bid of job seekers to march towards the Public Administration Ministry to submit a memorandum demanding reforms of the quota system in government recruitment tests, including BCS, reports UNB.
Several thousand job seekers, including students of different universities, brought out a procession from Shahbagh intersection around 11am as part of their scheduled programme.
When they reached the High Court intersection, police intercepted them.
Later, the demonstrators took position at the intersection, blocking the road. The law enforcers charged baton and lobbed teargas shells to disperse them, leaving seven people injured.
They also detained three demonstrators-Sohrab Hossain, a student of Information and Library Science Department, Jahir, a Masters student of Business Administration and Arif, a History department student of DU.