The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court will hear an appeal on Wednesday regarding a High Court verdict that declared the decision to abolish the quota system in government jobs, including the first and second-class freedom fighter quotas, illegal.

Justice Md Ashfaqul Islam, the chamber judge of the Appellate Division, set the date for the hearing on Tuesday. Attorney General AM Amin Uddin is representing the state.

On July 4, the Supreme Court's Appellate Division upheld the High Court’s ruling. The High Court had declared the circular that canceled quotas in first and second-class government jobs, including those for freedom fighters, illegal on June 5. Consequently, the 30% quota for freedom fighters will remain in place for government jobs (grades 9 to 13).

The quota system had been canceled by a Ministry of Public Administration circular on October 4, 2018, following a prolonged student movement demanding quota reform. This decision, based on the quota review committee's recommendations, was approved during a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on October 3, 2018.