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Action if roads blocked despite request: DMP

Action if roads blocked despite request: DMP

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"From today, Dhaka Metropolitan Police believes there is no room for students to cause public suffering," said Additional Police Commissioner (Crime and Operations) Dr Khandker Mahid Uddin.

Staff Correspondent

Publisted at 2:09 PM, Thu Jul 11th, 2024

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Police will take action if anyone blocks roads and causes public suffering, even after the Appellate Division's order on the quota system in government jobs, said Additional Police Commissioner (Crime and Operations) Dr Khandker Mahid Uddin.

"The Appellate Division has issued a status quo order on the High Court's decision restoring quota system in government jobs for four weeks. From today, Dhaka Metropolitan Police believes there is no room for students to cause public suffering," said the Additional Police Commissioner at a press conference held at the DMP Media Center on Thursday (11 July).

Mahid Uddin said, "The police have affection and sympathy for those protesting. However, it is also necessary to respect the existing laws of the country and the highest court. Given that the students are educated, I urge them on behalf of the DMP not to organise any programmes that cause public suffering."

Mahid Uddin said, "The anti-discrimination student movement had been occupying various places across Bangladesh from 6 to 10 July. The police handled the situation with professionalism and patience."

He said the ongoing HSC exams and the Rath Yatra on 7 July put the DMP under tremendous pressure. "With Ashura and the return Rath Yatra approaching, the challenges remain significant," the police officer added.

Requesting the students not to continue the movement, Mahid Uddin said, "The directive from the highest court is in favour of the students. Therefore, if the movement lacks justification, it should not continue."

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