One Student Killed, 5 Injured in Clashes Outside NUML

A fight broke out between two student groups outside NUML, Islamabad on Thursday night.

Social media is buzzing with news of the student clashes that took place outside the National University of Modern Languages (NUML). Reportedly, one student was killed and five were injured.

According to reports, a fight broke out between two student groups outside NUML, Islamabad on Thursday night. Some students attacked Abdul Haq, a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) student, and fled. Three other students, Khyber Shah, Rasheed Khan, and Ihteshamul Haq were wounded in the attack. They are being treated at the PIMS Hospital.

 

Abdul Haq was a resident of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak.

 

The incident compelled NUML management to hold online classes today.


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According to an anonymous source at NUML, an individual fight escalated to violence leading to death. The fight was said to have started with a personal quarrel between a Pashtun and a Saraiki student on campus.

Despite reconciliation on campus, the feud re-ignited once outside the university premises. One group premeditated the attack, bringing a knife and gun. The group with Abdul Haq was attacked from behind. The source further asserted that outsiders are involved in this deadly fight.

“There is still confusion as to who were the others in fight, … none of the students recognized the 4-5 attackers.”

Samaa News reports, police revealed that the student was attacked with a knife. The police are investigating the case and conducting raids for the arrest of the culprits. Inspector General (IG) Islamabad, Qazi Jameelur Rehman has taken notice of the incident and ordered the SSP Operations to arrest all suspects.

 

Netizens React

While police have not revealed if they have identified the motive behind the attack, Netizens are calling this an instance of ethnic violence.

 

Students from NUML called out how ethnic councils ended up claiming the life of the young man rather than celebrating the diversity of Pakistan’s pluralism. The only thing these ethnic councils should be doing.

 

Twitter is calling for a ban on ethnic councils in universities. The need for politics-free campuses was raised. Although ethnic councils are not political bodies, they have proven breeding ground for ethno-politics.

https://twitter.com/OmerPashtoon/status/1367551630342774785

 

People brought up how ethno-politics on campus claimed the life of Syed Tufail last year.

 

 

On December 12, 2019, a student, Syed Tufail, was killed in a clash between two groups at the International Islamic University (IIU), Islamabad.

The university was hosting a three-day mega education expo at its Activity Centre. Liaquat Baloch, a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) student wing, was addressing the closing ceremony when a group of 20 students entered the hall at 8:40 pm.


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They picked a fight with one of the students and all hell broke loose as one student was carrying a firearm. A student was shot in the leg, while another was attacked with an iron rod. Syed Tufail was cornered by two people, while another hit his head with a big rock.

All the injured students were rushed to PIMS Hospital but Syed Tufail succumbed to his wounds.

This had been a strong argument against student unions on campus, and keeping university campuses politics-free.

 

This is a developing story.

Written by Ummara Sheraz

Entertainment & culture writer at ProPakistani/Lens. Occasionally dabbles in other news.

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