KARACHI: Over eight students received minor injuries when members of two student organisations, the Peoples Students Federation (PSF) and Islamia Jamiat Tuliba (IJT), clashed at the Federal Urdu University for Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST).
According to eyewitnesses, some PSF activists allegedly passed indecent remarks about a female student of the university and the IJT activists stopped them. This led to a clash between the two organizations, in which both party members freely used rods and pelted each other with stones, injuring a total of eight.
Following the brawl, FUUAST Abdul Haq Campus echoed with the noise of heavy aerial firing. A Mass Communication Department student told this scribe that he was studying in his class when he heard the two organizations clashing. After that, the whole campus echoed with firing that harassed the students in the university.
However, the situation was controlled when the university teachers interfered, compelling both sides to settle their problems in a reconciliatory meeting.
The injured include Bakhtiar, Muhammad Hashim, Waqar Ali, Abdul Sattar of IJT and Nadir Shah and Farhan from PSF. According to Risala Police Station officials, an FIR has been registered under Sections 147, 148, 149, 324, 337-A and 353 of the Pakistan Penal Code against unknown culprits for firing in the university campus. The officials said that the injured were shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for treatment and added that no arrests were made over the incident.
Source: Daily Times