Punjab University forms committee to probe teacher-bashing
LAHORE, Oct 9: The Punjab University (PU)
administration has formed a committee to deal with the recent incident of Islami
Jamiat Talaba (IJT) workers manhandling a political science teacher.
IJT workers had thrashed Rana Ejaz, a teacher at the Political Science
Department, when he had denied them permission for making political speeches in
PU registrar Dr Naeem Ahmed Khan said that he
had formed a committee to look into the matter after he had received an
application for this purpose. He said the IJT workers were damaging the dignity
of the institution. He said the PU administration was aware of the problems the
IJT was creating in the varsity. He said the administration would meet on
Tuesday (today) to discuss the issue of the teacher's manhandling and the recent
incidents of on-campus thefts. He said some people were hiding in the PU hostels
in the garb of students. He said they were politicising the IJT.
Ambreen Javed, head of the Political Science Department, said that
more than a dozen IJT workers had thrashed Ejaz to pressure him when he was
giving a lecture to new students. She said the IJT had wanted a political
function to show the newcomers their influence.
She said all the faculty
members of the department had written to PU acting vice chancellor Dr Arif Butt
and PU registrar Dr Naeem Ahmed Khan to stop the IJT's hooliganism. She said the
IJT's presence made the teachers and students feel insecure at the PU.
Political Science Department teacher said that IJT workers
frequently threatened teachers. He said that previously, IJT nazim for the PU
Law College Muhammad Zakaullah and his friends had threatened a female teacher,
Khujista Rehan, after which she stopped going to the university and applied for
leave. He said no action had been taken on the issue.
PU IJT nazim
Muhammad Ayub said parents of some new students had complained that their
daughters were misbehaved with in the name of ragging.
He said the IJT
would not let anyone humiliate any female students. Daily Times
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|Updated: 14 Oct, 2014|