Last night, several users shared videos on social media in which a crowd of students could be seen brawling.
After the quarrel between the bilingual groups of students in the Quaid-e-Azam University of Islamabad, the administration has stopped the teaching process until next orders and ordered to vacate the hostels.
In the notification issued by the Quaid-e-Azam University, it has been said that ‘in view of the uncertain situation of law and order after the clash between the student groups, the Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad will remain closed until further notice.’
In the same notification, the students staying in the hostels have also been asked to vacate the hostels.
Last night, several users shared videos on social media in which a crowd of students could be seen brawling. A student from one of these groups how are involved in the conflict told the entire story on condition of anonymity that “we did what we did last night in our own protection.”
He said that ‘one organization has created conflict many times in the last two years. Last week also, seven to eight hundred people attacked us and injured our students. further said that ‘in response to the incident that took place last week i.e. February 20, what we did yesterday i.e. February 27 was a measure taken for our own protection.’
When asked what steps he had taken to protect himself yesterday, he could not give a clear answer. also spoke to a representative of the group that was attacked on the night of February 27. “We were attacked by more than 1,000 people, most of whom were masked and armed,” their representative confirmed. Giving details, he said that the preparation of the attackers indicated that they had come with a plan. The attackers were armed with sticks, iron fists and daggers.
He said that after the attack, three of our members have been seriously injured and are undergoing surgery in a private hospital in Islamabad. Apart from this, around 40 people have suffered head injuries.
When asked about the incident that took place on February 20, he said, “This is a university and minor scuffles etc. happen.” But what happened on the night of February 27 has never been seen before. He said that we have filed an application against this incident in the police station secretariat and also informed the university administration.
However, Islamabad Police said in a tweet on Monday night that 6 students have been injured in the clash between students and the police and district administration are in touch with the university authorities.
Quaid-e-Azam University has student organizations on linguistic and geographical basis rather than on political basis. Among them, Punjab Student Council, Pashtun Student Council, Baloch Student Council, Mehran Student Council, Saraiki Student Council, Gilgit-Baltistan Student Council and Kashmir Student Council are prominent. These student councils organize their cultural activities almost every week.
To know more about this incident which happened on 27 February we talked to a representative of Saraiki Student Council . He confirmed that the two student organizations whose names are being mentioned on social media have had a fight.
He said that ‘I have completed two years in Quaid-e-Azam University, but during this time I have not seen such a large-scale dispute.’ And the first student organization attacked the second one last week. To take revenge, on the night of February 27, the second organization launched a bigger attack on the first, And he confirmed that at present there is a police force in Quaid-e-Azam University which is searching the hostels as well as making them vacate.
Raja Qaiser Ahmed, the registrar of the university, announced the closure of the university on Twitter last day.