Over 100 injured in massive student protests in Bangladesh
Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at Dhaka University students fighting what they consider "discriminatory" government job quotas in favour of special groups
It was one of the biggest protests faced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her decade in power. Pic/AFP
Thousands of students across Bangladesh staged protests and sit-ins 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 consider "discriminatory" government job quotas in favour of special groups.
The students are angry at the government's decision to set aside 56 per cent of civil service jobs for the families of veterans from the 1971 war of independence and for minorities. That leaves most university graduates to fight for only 44 per cent of the jobs.
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