Student, teacher clash: QAU delays issuing student's degree
ISLAMABAD, Aug 28: The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) has delayed issuance of
Master degree to its Area Study Centre student Aamir Ranjha till the completion
of enquiry by a three-member committee, constituted to probe into an incident of
Aamir's clash with his teacher Munawar Hasan.
Aamir Ranjha approached
newspaper for help after he found the enquiry committee working at a snail's
pace, virtually hurting his prospects to excel in professional life.
that even the findings of the committee about the incident were not being made
public and he was kept in dark. He doesn't know if the university administration
would take some action against the teacher Munawar Hasan, who had been alleged
of victimizing the students of his department and promoting
"Although I have passed my exams and got my marks sheet, the
university administration is not issuing the degree. I have been asked to wait
until the decision of the committee comes, he said, adding that he was finding
it difficult to find a job without the degree.
A source within the faculty,
while requesting anonymity, said the enquiry committee has taken its decision
and sent it to the disciplinary committee, which would implement it but due to
the procedural delay the matter had not been settled yet.
The students of
ASC at QAU suffered from a trauma and mental disturbance during their final
examinations because of a teacher-student clash held at the campus when the
fight occurred some three months back between Aamir Ranjah and his teacher
According to the students, Munawar Hasan had involved councils
of the university in the issue and made it an ethnic issue, which was not true
at all in the real sense. It was basically what they called, a personnel
He gathered all the Sindhi students and went to attack on him with
hockeys and bats at his hostel room situated at the university but fortunately
he remained safe as he had left the campus on Vice Chancellor's advice.
students of the department alleged that the teacher was not appropriate for
teaching due to his strange and abnormal behaviour. They believed that nobody
was interested in taking subjects, which Munawar Hasan taught because of his
threatening and torturing attitude towards students.
"He has psychological
problems and not fit for this profession. He pressurizes the students all the
time that he will fail them and will not let them pass out from the university",
one of the students from the ASC said.
He victimized about seven students
and they, in spite of many attempts, could not clear their subjects as he has
been failing them due to personal grudges, said the students. They were also of
the view that they didn't have very high hopes from the committee because it did
not take their version seriously.
"May be we are his friends and class
fellows that's why the committee did not give importance to our statements. And
we found the committee members quite biased against Aamir", said a student. The nation
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