Students demand ban on politics in educational institutions
KARACHI, Sept 19: Following the recent upsurge in the students clashes in the
educational institutions, government should ban political activities in the
colleges and in universities.
Students of various educational institutes of
the metropolitan said during a survey conducted on
Following the incident of recent clashes between students'
organisations in JPMC, Karachi University and other universities, The Nation has
conducted a survey on the issue of the students' politics in which a number of
students belonging to various educational institutions expressed their views on
this hot issue. It must be noted that nine people shot dead in the recent
shot-out outside of Karachi University.
A former activist of a student
organisation Mohammad Nasir 31 said that clashes have been entered
into the students' politics as well as national politics. He alleged that the
political activities over-shadow the educational activities in the colleges and
in universities of the city.
Umar Jan 30, of Federal Urdu University of
Arts, Science and Technology said that the students' politics was being done
under the umbrella of the national political parties that should not be done
like that if we want to save the future of our nation.
Umar, who was
recently elected as president of Student Action Committee of Mass Communication
depart of the university, has said that it is an alarming situation for the
nation and country that a boy in the age of his study and learning is taking
weapon and killing his colleagues for the motive of dirty politics.
Kamran 26, studying in English department of Karachi University said that his
parents were always worried because of such incidents between students groups
that were being increased day-by-day in this university due to student's
He said that his sister was also studying in this university but
after such incidents taking place in the university his parents decided not to
send her in the university more.
It must be mentioned here that officially
the ban has been imposed in the students' organisations in the educational
institutions around more then ten years ago but so far the law enforcement
agencies failed to implement the law in the institutions.
When tried to contact the professors and lecturers of different universities to
comment on this issue they avoid replying and said that they were not ready to
scarify their employment because all the students' organisations were being
operated as co-organisations of national, religious political parties, the
senior employees of the educational institutions have alleged in the condition
Mohammad Ishaq 35, ex-leader of student's organisation has
alleged that the students groups have usually get the directions from their
mother-parties to sabotage the peaceful activities in the institutions as he
followed in his student politics time.
He further allegedly said that the
political parties are misusing the students' organisations for their aims and
also provided them all kinds of assistance as they required to letdown their
opponents. Adding that if the government would have implemented ban on these
students parties so the educational activities would be resumed like
Mehwish Aslam 19 student of BA final year in Girls Government College
said that around 15 days ago when her class was in process, a group of boys
belong to a student organization entered their college and started beating the
gatekeeper who tried to stop them to enter in the girls college but the boys
entered in the college and chanted a slogan of their organisation. After abusing
the staff they took out the van of the college, which used for pick and drop of
the students and returned it in the next day. She said that it happened several
times but no action was taken against those students' political
Mohammad Jamil 33 said that the politics in the educational
institutions caused of sabotage of the academic activities. Jamil who also had
been prisoner in Karachi Central Jail for few months due to his involvement in
the clash between students groups took place some four years ago in the
Jamil said that he missed his golden age as he involved in the
students' politics. He said that along him the students associated with
different students organisations were being misused for the dirty politics. The Nation
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|Updated: 14 Oct, 2014|