Urdu speaking students in Jamshoro varsities protest against threats
HYDERABAD (Friday, August 19, 2011) : A large number of Urdu-speaking students of Mehran and Sindh universities staged a sit-in on Thursday to register their protest in front of Bhitai Hospital Chowk Latifabad against threats given to them by some miscreants at universities in Jamshoro.
The protesters chanted slogans against the universities management as male and female students who have been harassed and given threats to face consequences, if they attend classes in the universities.
Worried parents expressed concerns over such incidents that some Urdu-speaking students were beaten in Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) and threatened them to leave the university. Parents and students demanded of the authorities concerned to take actions against these elements and provide security to students who are being forced to be away from the universities.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement MPA, Syed Waseem Hussain, assured the students that he talked to the management of the MUET to take serious actions against such elements who have been threatening students.
Asadullah Bhutto advocate, Ameer of Sindh Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), demanded of the government to provide security to students and control these elements who were trying to fan the flames of racism and hatred for some vested-interest.
All nationalist parties, Awami Tehreek, Sindh Taraqi Passand Party, Sindh United Party, Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) and others condemned these malevolent actions and strictly directed their workers to breed friendly atmosphere among Sindhi and Urdu-speaking students in universities.
Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan Rajput, vice-chancellor of the MUET, said that the management would strictly deal with all those miscreants who are spoiling the peaceful atmosphere of the university and assured that all students would be provided protection and security. Dr Rajput also asked parents of the students to ensure attendance of their children without any fear because the university took stern measures about the security in the university.