Punjab University becomes a battlefield again

Punjab University became a battlefield again on Tuesday as three students were injured in a clash among students.

According to police, the clash took place near Gender Studies Department of Punjab University. The fighting was the result of a private conflict.

Police said that among the injured were Khayyam, Aqib and Shah Zaman.

During the clash, students of both groups attacked each other with iron rods while students of one group also had weapons with them. Police reached the spot and shifted the injured students to Jinnah Hospital.

After the incident, Lahore DIG Operations ordered SP Iqbal Town to take immediate action.

DIG Operations Dr. Abid Khan said that no concessions would be made to those who took the law in their own hands. He said that the situation was under control.

While talking to Minute Mirror, students living in hostels, while referring to the fighting, said that it had become a culture of the university.

On the condition of anonymity, a student said that there were small gangs and clubs in the hostels, who harassed students every now and then.

He further said that Punjab University administration knew about these students and groups, but they didn’t pay any attention to the issue, due to which such clashes had become common in the university.

“Every second day, the university becomes a battle field,” he added.

Female students also recorded their protest by saying that they were afraid of this culture, but unfortunately, they couldn’t even say it publicly because of the fear of being attacked.

Meanwhile, Punjab University spokesman stated that the fighting between the two groups was the result of their own conflicts and the university administration was negotiating with both the parties.

He further said that there were some elements who didn’t want peace because the university’s international ranking was growing and some people couldn’t digest that.

He added that those who were involved in the matter would face the music.

Duaa Mirza is a correspondent covering crime, social issues and law enforcement. She is the youngest crime reporter and the only woman who visits crime scenes on her motorbike. She tweets @DuaaMirza12.