IJT distributes 'anti-vulgarity' handbills on PU
LAHORE, April 21(Daily Times): The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) workers while
continuing their "Jihad" against increasing "vulgarity" in the society allegedly
distributed handbills criticising the government's "enlightened moderation"
after the Friday prayers outside the jamia mosque of the Punjab University New
A PU student said as soon as the Friday prayers had ended, some
IJT workers standing outside the mosque started distributing handbills. He said
they were also urging the varsity students and teachers to lead a pious life.
The handbill said, "Muslims have become so senseless that they cannot
distinguish between evil and good and between the truth and falsity." It said
further the Muslims were openly revolting against what it called "the law of
Allah". The Muslims had even forgotten the sanctity of educational institutions,
The handbill, which displayed no insignia of the Jamiat said,
"Even Jews feel shame on the acts of the Muslims." It said further the
"enlightened moderation", was earlier limited to the Alhamra only and was now
being promoted in the educational institutions.
moderation was once restricted to the performing arts, but now musical nights
are on its agenda," the handbill said.
A couple of weeks ago some Jamiat
activists thrashed two students of the PU English Department for their alleged
involvement in "immoral activities", wearing "un-Islamic" dresses and having
harbouring views against Islam. The Jamiat "cult" also vandalised the varsity's
Pharmacy Festival. They beat up a teacher and some students on the pretext that
holding a musical night was against Islamic teachings.
On Thursday the
PU vice chancellor expelled 23 IJT activists involved in the hooliganism at the
Pharmacy Festival. A disciplinary committee was likely to take disciplinary
action against those involved in beating up students of the English
An IJT spokesman confirmed the distribution of the handbills
on the campus. He said the Jamiat would not let anybody fan "vulgarity" and
"immorality" on the campus. He said there was no harm in distributing the
handbill. He said the distribution of the handbill had been aimed at promoting
"morality" among the students and teachers.
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