Sunday, May 21, 2017

Quaid-e-Azam University: Baloch and Sindhi students clash over killing of sindhi labourers

ISLAMABAD: Scores of students were wounded on Saturday when a fight broke out between two groups of Sindhi and Balochistan students at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad.

Rangers and police were called in to restore calm in the capital’s varsity after the violent clash.

According to police, an exchange of fire also took place between the two groups, which had already clashed at the university premises last month over a minor issue.

During the clash, which started around 12 pm, the rival students used clubs, punches and stones against each other.

The police had to use teargas to disperse the students. The police officials alleged that the students also pelted stones at them.

The high officials of police and district administration also reached the spot. A police contingent was deployed at the university premises to prevent further clashes.

A TV cameraman covering the clash was also beaten up by the enraged students and his camera was broken.

Meanwhile, the university's administration said it was shutting down the main campus and hostel for an indefinite period due to existing law and order situation.

The university has also directed students to vacate the hostel without any delay.

According to medics, 23 injured students were brought to hospital for treatment. - SAMAA

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