PMC Ahmedi students expulsion withdrawn
Faisalabad, June 11, 2008: The Punjab Medical College administration has
withdrawn its decision of rusticating 23 Ahmedi students on charges of preaching
their faith on the campus and converted their 'sentence' into a two-week
Official sources said the expulsion order, issued on June 5,
had been withdrawn following a meeting reportedly chaired by provincial health
secretary Anwar Ahmed and attended by PMC principal Dr Asghar Ali Randhawa, city
police chief DIG Mohammad Aslam Tareen and others.
Sources said members
of the academic council were also called by the secretary, who told him that the
expulsion decision was taken on a large number of students' plaints. Quoting
students, they said four Ahmadi students had removed posters announcing a
religious gathering from the campus walls on the June 4 night.
the incident, hundreds of students boycotted classes on June 5 and staged a
Regarding the withdrawal of the earlier decision, the PMC
principal issued a statement to the media in which he said that "students have
been suspended on the basis of Rule 3 (iv) of the college
The rule reads: "A student may be suspended form the
university/college rolls for a period not exceeding two weeks ……. by the vice
chancellor/principal of the university/college, pending enquiry into the
misconduct of the student."
The order issued earlier by the
administration on June 5 said: "Due to the religious dispute, hate material
distribution and on the recommendation of the college disciplinary committee,
following students are rusticated from the college as well as hostel rolls under
Rule-III clause-V of the college prospectus with immediate effect to maintain
the law and order situation in the college and hostel premises. "
said a high-level committee had been constituted to conduct a fresh probe into
the matter. Dawn
"The decision should be made against the Islami Jamiat Talba, the ********* organization. The can do what the heck they want, even **** other students like they did in Agriculture University, but no one asks them?"
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"It's really shameful and actually disgusting that there is no religious freedom in the country which was created with a slogan of religious freedom and tolerance. Western Nations are far better then this nation (Pakistan) which has been held hostage by illiterate evil minded ****** and his ignorant followers. People flourish in western countries not only materially but spiritually without any fear of anybody. Pakistanis have truly forgotten the true spirit of Islam."
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