Islamia College clashes over wall-chalking
Islamia College students arrested over wall chalking
Lahore, July 29: Islampura police raided the hostels of Government Islamia
College Civil Lines, arrested more than 40 students and a professor and
severely thrashed them on Tuesday after the Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT)
— the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami — wrote party slogans on
After keeping the students at the police station for more
than four hours, the police nominated four students in an FIR,
registered under Sections 148, 149, 186, 353, and 427 of the Pakistan
Penal Code and released all others. On recognising Professor Rasheed,
Crescent Hostel warden of Islamia College, the police released him.
Police severely beat the professor up and tore his clothes before
releasing him, students said.
Islampura Station House
Officer (SHO) Maqsood Ali Gujjar said those booked include Civil Lines
College IJT Nazim Abdul Saboor, Hostels Nazim Asad, Rizwan and Saqlain.
He said the police released all other students, adding that they were
arrested to thwart a protest, which troubled commuters and could turn
violent. According to details, the IJT activists had written slogans in
favour of their organisation on the college wall and the wall erected
between the road in front of the office of the Chief Traffic Officer
two days ago. On Tuesday, officials of the City District Government
Lahore (CDGL) reached the hostels to remove the wall chalking.
According to the SHO, police intervened when the students tried to beat
the CDGL officials. The students severely thrashed a constable and tore
his uniform, he said. The students protested by blocking The Mall and
Lower Mall. They chanted anti-police and pro-IJT slogans. A police
contingent reached the spot and tried to stop the students.
students started pelting stones at police, which in turn, baton charged
them. Police broke into the hostel, sealed it and searched every single
room, a hostel attendant said. A gatekeeper said the police arrested
Professor Rasheed from his office and beat him even though the
professor had introduced himself. However, after talks with the IJT
leaders, police released most of the students. The IJT ensured police
of no wall chalking in future.
Students fear another raid
Lahore: Students hesitated to enter the hostels of the Government
Islamia College after the police operation, fearing another raid on
Tuesday. It was learnt that several students returned after
inquiring about the situation of the hostels and arrests of their
mates. However, after a press conference of the IJT, some students
started returning to the hostels.
Parents reach hostels
Lahore: Several parents reached the Civil Lines hostels after hearing
that their children had been arrested. Due to the summer holidays, only
students living in the hostels were present on campus and faced police
action. After news of the police raid and torture on students, several
parents and relatives of students reached the hostels, it has been learnt. Parents were seen frantically asking for their sons. Daily Times
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