Punjab

Student groups clashed over cultural event at Punjab University

According to the varsity’s administration, a student group attacked another over their preparations for Pioneer festival at the Electrical Engineering department. The students were seen attacking each other with batons and by pelting bricks.
Upon worsening of the situation, authorities called in the police, who dispersed the students immediately.
The students engaged in the brawl torched a room of electrical department and broke a number car windows parked in the varsity’s premises.
18 injured as IJT activists attack Punjab University cultural show
Meanwhile, Punjab University Vice Chancellor has taken notice of the clash, he said that the research lab was vandalized during the clash. The VC promised to take strict action against the students responsible for the incident.
The administration has barred access of media in the university.
On March 21, as many as 18 students were left wounded due to a clash between rival student groups in the same university.
According to reports, a student group was celebrating their cultural day outside the Faisal Auditorium, when a rival student group arrived and began chanting slogans against them.
Soon both the groups were raising slogans against each other, which led to an all-out brawl. The students were seen attacking each other with batons and by pelting bricks.
The clash left at least 18 students injured, while a stall at the cultural show venue also caught fire from a tear gas shell.
Television footage showed an unconscious student being whisked away by his friends. The injured were shifted to a hospital.
Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah put the responsibility of the clash on Islami Jamiat Tulba activists. He said that 18 out of 22 arrested students involved in brawl belonged to the IJT.
The IJT, on the other hand, said their camp first came under attack by the rival group.