Lahore: University of Education Students Protest Against Teachers Removal

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UoE students protest against teachers’ removal
LAHORE: Hundreds of male and female students of University of Education (UoE) blocked the Mall road for more than an hour.
The students were protesting against the removal of Dr Anwar-ul-Haq Pasha, the head of Information Technology Department, and his wife Dr Shaheen Pasha, assistant professor of Special Education, were fired by the vice chancellor last week.

Pictures of Students Protests and Police Action against them in Lahore
Pictures of Students Protests and Police Action against them in Lahore

Meanwhile, police restored to brutal baton-charge when the protesters announced to take out a rally from Punjab Assembly to Governor House.
Earlier, students also staged a sit-in in front of the Varsity, calling for immediate restoration of the services of the suspended teachers. The police baton charged the protesting students who marched from university to Akbar Chowk.

Lahore - Students of University of Education (UoE) protesting on Mall Road for reinstating of dismissed proffesors of their university on Wednesday , January 19, 2011
Lahore - Students of University of Education (UoE) protesting on Mall Road for reinstating of dismissed proffesors of their university on Wednesday , January 19, 2011

Media was also not allowed to cover the incident. The police also baton charged the media persons who were covering the peaceful protest. The varsity management has made it clear that the teachers would not be restored.
The students also boycotted the classes and examinations scheduled for Wednesday.
According to sources Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah met the student delegation of UoE in which he assured them that the suspended professors will be reinstated very soon.
Meanwhile, Lahore Education Reporters Association (LERA) in their statement condemned the incident and demanded that government should take strict action against the police officers, who were involved in the torture of students and media.

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One thought on “Lahore: University of Education Students Protest Against Teachers Removal

  1. jamal ahmad

     Neither the Punjab govt. nor the authorities at Education Dept. have any interest in resolving this matter, may be they want to privatize University of education and that’s why perpetually delaying the re-instatement of Dr Pasha and Dr Shaheen Pasha. politicians have delayed it, beaurecrats have delayed it,

     All the students of University of Education belong to poor families and lower middle class families, not from the elite class. That is why we were being baton charged by the Police Force

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