HR watchdog ASK for end to repression on quota protesters

HR watchdog ASK for end to repression on quota protesters

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Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK), a rights body, has demanded that the ‘torture and repression on’ the quota reform activsits be stopped across the country.

It also demanded the government take action against those attacked Tariqul Islam, joint convener of Rajshahi University unit of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council, and ensure his better treatment.

It made the demand in a statement issued on Monday.

The statement signed by ASK Executive Director Sheepa Hafiza also urged the government to take necessary legal action against those assaulted female student Mariam Mannan Farah at the Central Shaheed Minar on July 2 following a proper investigation.

The rights body expressed its deep concern over the attacks and repression on quota reformists as well as the ‘resfual’ of government medical college hospitals to provide treatment to the injured activists.

It expressed the hope that the govermen will show respect to human rights and take effective steps to protect the dignity, safety, and constitutional and legal rights of all.

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