Quetta – Police has arrested 75 Baloch students of Bolan Medical College (BMC) who were protesting against the attitude of Principal, on Friday.
All students have been locked up in Brewery Police station which is situated near BMC.
Students were protesting against the attitude of BMC Principal Dr. Saadat Khan Barozai, under the Auspices of Baloch Students Action committee (BSAC).
Protestors alleged that Principal has destroyed BMC due to his corruption and bad governance. There are absence of basic facilities in class rooms and Hostels of BMC because funds for repair and maintenance have been embezzled by the Principal, according to protestors.
Protestors further added that due to Negligence of current Principal, classes of 2015 session have not been started even in June.
A female student of BMC told Balochistan Point on condition of anonymity that conditions in hostels of BMC are worse. “There is no gate keeper in our hostel and boys jump in to the hostel at night,” complained the student.
Ababagar Baloch, chairman of BSAC demanded that “BMC principal should be immediately sacked by Balochistan Government,” while talking to Balochistan Point. He further added, “Classes of new session of BMC should be started without any further delay and Illegal admission in BMC on orders of current principal should be cancelled.”
It must be noted that 30 Baloch students were arrested by Police yesterday when they were protesting against BMC Principal. Those students were released later in the night.
“State of affairs of BMC, the only medical college in Balochistan, is a metaphorical slap on the face of Educational Emergency Dr. Malik led government,” an analyst told Balochistan Point. “Dr. Malik Baloch is directly responsible for destruction of education in BMC because this issue has been brought to his notice several times and yet he has remained indifferent,” added the analyst.
At 3.30 Pm, Rehmat Saleh Baloch, Provincial Minister for Health visited Brewery Police Station and requested BSAC to postpone its protest till 11th June, sources reported. All the students were relased after successful negotiations with Health minister, however issues still remain unresolved, sources told Balochistan Point.
Published in The Balochistan Point on June 5, 2015