IJT activists attack SAC camp at Nasser Bagh

Lahore, June 11, 2008: Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists from Islamia College Civil Lines beat members of the Student Action Committee (SAC) in front of Nasser Bagh on Tuesday.

After the incident a number of SAC members blocked Lower Mall for half an hour and shouted anti-IJT slogans.

According to sources, the SAC had set up a protest camp in front of Nasser Bagh for the restoration of the judiciary in which SAC members from throughout the city were participating. Haroon, an SAC member said that more than 30 IJT activists from Islamia College Civil Lines, arrived wielding sticks and started beating members. He said the activists included Islamia College Civil Lines IJT Nazim Irfan Idress, Hostel Nazim Shair Gul, Mohsin Kahloun, Shaukat, Mujtaba, Hafiz Anees, Abu Bukar and Zargham.

"SAC members Rai Shajr, Atif Ranjha, Ahmed Salimi, Abdullah Khan, Samad Khuram were seriously injured and sent to hospital. IJT activists said that they were in control of the area and would not allow any movement within," Ahsan Chaudry, an SAC member, said.

He added that IJT activists had been involved in such incidents against SAC members before and condemned the hooliganism of IJT. "Some elements have tried to damage our reputation. Our members nominated by the SAC were not present on the occasion. The IJT is not involved in this incident," Lahore IJT Nazim Abdul Basit said. Daily Times

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