SM College closed after clashes
Karachi, May 3(The News): The Sindh Muslim Law College has been closed for an indefinite period after
clashes broke out in the institution, Principal SM College Khursheed Hashmi
confirmed on Wednesday.
Fighting erupted when the principal of the
college refused to curtail tuition fees as demanded by one of the students
group. The students of the college demonstrated, broke windowpanes and hurled
stones at the college building.
They maltreated the teachers and other
staff members of the institution.
The principal said that as a matter of
fact the institution did not get any grant from any quarter neither from
provincial government nor for from the city government.
All the expenses
including salaries of the teachers were paid through these tuition fees, which
could not be reduced, he argued.
The students burnt tyres and threatened
the teaching the staff of dire consequences. The
Rs11,000, Rs12,000 and Rs13,000 as tuition fees in first, second and third year
respectively. Keeping in view the critical situation, the principal has closed
the college for an indefinite period.
Meanwhile, a press release of
students' action committee said that students put off protest and sit-in on the
condition that the tuition fees be reduced and the college be opened from
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