Karachi:February 25:Two teachers were injured in an attack by members of a political party’s student wing at the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) Maulvi Abdul Haque campus on Wednesday following which 10 students were booked and three of them arrested.
However, the People’s Student Federation (PSF), which is accused of involvement in the attack, maintained that in fact some teachers had thrashed students to create a controversy so that the struggle for the revival of student unions could be thwarted.
Following the incident, the university’s teachers have announced that they would observe ‘black day’ on Thursday (today) in protest against the manhandling of their colleagues.
Senior teachers told The News that a group of enraged students belonging to the PSF entered the classroom of the international relations department where orientation session of the MPhil and MS programmes was under way looking for the members of another party wing.
When the teachers asked them to leave, they started kicking the doors and attacked the teachers. Other teachers rushed to their colleagues’ aid and police and Rangers were called to the university to bring the situation under control.
Eidgah SHO Naeemuddin told The News that student named Baksher had failed his entry test and had come to the classroom with his friends to express his outrage.
The officer added that attacked Professor Asghar Dashti, who had suffered a head injury and another faculty member, Faisal Javed, was wounded too while trying to rescue his older colleague and could not hear properly because of his injuries.
On Professor Dashti’s complaint, an FIR under sections 324/34, 504, 147 and 148 was registered against 11 students and three of them, Arifullah, Azam and Sher Muhammad were arrested. The SHO said police were looking for the seven other students.
Professor Najam-ul-Arfeen, the president of the Teachers Association (Abdul Haq Campus), said a general body meeting had been called on Thursday to discuss the law and order situation at the campus and teachers would make some decisions over heir future course of action.The news.
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