A Supreme Court lawyer has issued a legal notice on the government asking it to abolish quotas for government jobs within 24 hours.
Ekhlas Uddin’s notice following violent clashes of ‘students’ on Dhaka University campus earlier in the day for abolishing the quota provision.
The agitation resumed a day after furious students began protesting results of 34th BCS preliminary examinations.
Demonstrators contend they failed to make the grade despite obtaining high marks because of the quota system which has allowed many with much low marks to pass the test.
“Article 29 (a) of the Constitution says that there can be no discrimination between citizens of this country. But the quota system separates citizens into classes.”
The notice was sent to the Cabinet Secretary, Establishment Secretary, Education Secretary and Public Service Commission Secretary, he said.
“They have been given 24 hours to cancel the quota system; otherwise a writ petition will be filed with the High Court on Saturday.”
In response to a question, the lawyer said he proposed the quota system to be eliminated from the system. “I will do the same in the writ petition. I want that. But the court may order a reform.”
BCS results were out on Monday.
The Public Service Commission decided to reconsider the results in the wake of the protests.
Source: Bd news24