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
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
"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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