Quetta: Baloch Students held rallies and processions in Punjab, Quetta and Uthal against the attack and torture of number of Baloch students in Punjab University by Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba, a students’ group of religious organization.
According to the details, Baloch Students protested against a clash between Baloch students and the activists of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba in which number of Baloch students were injured and their belongings were burnt.
It is worth mentioning, on Wednesday a clash broke out between the Baloch students and members of Islami Jamiat-e-Taliba (IJT) studying at Punjab University, where a number of Baloch students were injured. Prior to this incident, on Tuesday night, activists of IJT beat up a Baloch student, Jamil Ahmad Bugti, who was listening songs. IJT activists attacked his room and set his belongings on fire.
In result the Baloch students blocked the Canal Road for several hours, which created a massive traffic jam. Later on police settled down the matters between both the groups.
On the occasion Baloch students chanted slogans against the IJT and demanded university administration and police to arrest those who attacked the hostel of Baloch student.
Protest in Lasbela
On Thursday, Baloch Students Action Committee at Lasbela University, Uthal held a protest rally against the attack and torture of number of Baloch students in Punjab University by Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba.
Hundreds of students at Lasbela University of Balochistan, Uthal chanted slogans against incident and condemned the assault.
Participants raised slogans against student’s wing of religious organization. They were holding placards and banners in the hands and chanted slogans against the violence.
Addressing the participants, the Baloch Students Action Committee leaders said, “Such moves against Baloch Students are unacceptable and if the issue is not taken seriously we would soon announce the series of protest.”
Protests in Quetta
On 17 February, Baloch Students Action Committee held a protest in front of Quetta Press club against the assault on Baloch students in Punjab University.
On 19 February, Baloch Students Organization (Pajar) and Pashtun Students Organization (PSO) led a protesting rally against the violence and demanded the arrest of involved responsible activists of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba.
Baloch students say that they have been attacked continuously by the IJT activists in last couple of years but the police have failed to arrest any attacker.
Published in The Balochistan Point on February 19, 2016