Lal Masjid cleric's remarks anger QAU students
ISLAMABAD, May 2(Dawn): Hundreds of students and teachers of the Quaid-i-Azam
University (QAU) have condemned remarks passed by a cleric of Lal Masjid against
the university's girl students.
At a protest meeting held at the Physics
Department auditorium on Monday, they slammed the statement, allegedly made by
Maulana Abdul Rasheed Ghazi on an "illegal" FM radio broadcast from the Lal
Masjid, that QAU had become a 'brothel' and women associated with the
institution were immoral.
The meeting also called attention to the
Maulana's invocation of violence when he said he would not consider it wrong if
such women had acid thrown at their faces.
The meeting was organised by
the students and faculty members of the physics, economics departments and
women's studies centre. The students were incensed by the fact that the Maulana
was being allowed to continue holding the entire population of Islamabad
hostage, says press release.
The speakers said refusal of the government
to take action against the Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa administration simply
reflected the ongoing collaboration between the extremist religious forcers and
the military and that this issue was being used to deflect attention from the
serious crisis that the present regime was facing.
Some students on the
occasion suggested that the cleric should be invited to QAU to clarify his
views, but a majority of them disagreed with the idea and said they had no
tolerance for an individual who believed he was above the law and could impose
his morality on others.
The students and teachers through a unanimous
resolution demanded that Maulana Abdul Aziz should be apprehended for issuing
the irresponsible and provocative statement. It was decided that the students
and teachers of the university would initiate a public protest if the posturing
of the Maulana was allowed to continue unhindered.
The meeting closed
with a commitment to follow up on the consensus developed with a view to redress
the larger menace of religious obscurantism in society.
"The Molana should be behind bars by now. I dont know why the government is tolarating this."
Name: Farooq Siddiqui
City, Country: Dubai, UAE
"I being a student of QAU,strongly condemn the statements made by that so called Maulana...!!!! Even in QAU girls wear veils and obey islamic rules,even during their studies,they are as good as that maulana sisters or may be more than that,in taking scientific education as well as Islamic."
Name: Saba Mumtaz
City, Country: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
"These two cleric brothers are maligning Pakistan and Islam. Obscenity is nowhere but in their minds.Their minds are stagnant and thought is suffocated.They have just exposed the unholy nexus of mullahs and military."
Name: Zulfiqar Ali
City, Country: Rawalpindi,Pakistan
"This ****** ****** ed really born for hell and womens who with him all very ***** .how these ******* come out from there homes . this moulvi is ********* belong to agencies and work for them pls condemn them and write the articles in news paper against these group of *****."
Name: Anwer Abbas
City, Country: Karachi,Pakistan
"If it is true,its nonsense.but what these all faculty members and teachers say about the moral condition of universities all over the country.Actually co-education is base of all this.QAU students should remmeber what happened few years bak. 6 students killed.one can say in councils encounters but it was clear that all of them involved girls."
Name: Numair Hasan Madni
City, Country: Islamabad,Pakistan
"The speech of maulana shows disrespect for Muslim girls. Being a Muslim, he must know that he is not allowed to use such words. No doubt there r always exist wrong persons in a society too, but a man is asked not to use such words for anyone till he dont have any proof. So this maulana must b punished for this. my support is with qaudians."
Name: Saqib Rasheed
City, Country: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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