• Friday, August 19, 2022

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Thousands rally in Bangladesh after 100 injured in student protest

By: Sarwar Alam

Thousands of students across Bangladesh staged protests and sit-ins Monday after clashes at the country’s top university left at least 100 people injured. Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at Dhaka University students fighting what they complain are discriminatory quotas for government jobs in favour of special groups. It was one of the biggest protests faced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her decade in power, and the government agreed later on Monday to review the quota system. Following the violence that erupted Sunday and continued into the early hours of Monday, classes at Dhaka University ground to a…

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