Two Medical Universities Under Fire for Extremist Behavior

It seems that Pakistani universities, especially medical ones, are in the news all of a sudden over how they are treating their students.

Two separate incidents in those medical universities in Pakistan have ignited a debate over social media about how these institutions are supposed to behave with their students.

Fined for Chatting

Over at M. Islam Medical and Dental College from Gujranwala, two students were fined Rs. 2000 for ‘standing outside the classroom for chitchat’.

Gossiping outside classrooms in academic institutions is typically discouraged to prevent noise. Banter and yap is for the cafeteria and university grounds. But these students were not fined for disrupting the academic atmosphere. The following photo displays a charge of ‘misconduct’ for having stood with a member of the opposite gender (as implied by some journalists).

The penalty receipt has reportedly been confirmed. The students were “checked by the ex-director”, which indicates the severity of the matter.

The photo has gone viral over the subject of gender segregation in an adult atmosphere. Most people argue that this form of distinction in professional schools would leave students unprepared for future interactions. They insist that it is important for young men and women to learn to speak to the opposite gender in a respectful manner.


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Going Beyond Just Confiscating Cell Phones

In another video from a medical university in Pakistan, the administrative staff is observed hammering cell phones to the point of no return.

Reports and eye witness accounts state that this incident happened at Avicena College in Lahore (viewer discretion is advised for the following video, given its usage of strong language):

It seems no phones were spared in this massacre.

Its not unheard of universities in Pakistan to discourage cell phones and the internet. But the tactics adopted by administration at Avicenna raise eyebrows.

Many Twitter users blogged about the matter. Some call it “dictatorial”. Others think it is “totalitarian”.

  • And because of all of this, boys start thinking girls are meant for one thing only rather than thinking of them as normal humans. Jitna door kroge ik chez se utna fascination barhegi bhaiye sahab. Is se acha bachon ki tarbiyat achi kro taakay mile jullen tab vi koi problem na ho. Well now what happens when boys are kept away from girls for many many years ? Boys start roaming behind girls and then this goes on a dangerous path. Fir chichora panti like phone kisi parchi pr likh kr pakrana. Yeh sab kyu aese krenge ? Kyu ke kabi larki se mile nai aur milna chahte kyu ke dil krta ha kyu ke insaan jo hain. Is se acha tarbiyat theek kro aur itna conservative mahool mat rakha kro. Door rakhne ke wajja se woh larkay awaragard ban kr larkiyun ke peeche ghoomne lagte hn woh theek rahta ha ?

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