QMC students manhandled for staging protest

Published: August 20, 2010
Screen capture of a student protester being held down by police officers.

Screen capture of a student protester being held down by police officers.

BAHAWALPUR: Police clashed with students of Quaid-e-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur for staging protests against increase in college fee and power outages on the campus.

Fifteen students have also been arrested on Friday.

In a similar protest on Thursday, sixty students were arrested while more than 20 students were injured due to police reaction.

Young doctors Association of the Victoria Hospital has voiced support for the protesting students. The students have vowed to hold more protests till the resignation of the principal.

On Thursday, students had surrounded the principal’s office to discuss the fees issue, however the police did not allow them access to the principal.

The DSP and DPO also reached the site, after which the students resorted to stone throwing which injured the DPO. The police then started manhandling the students, which resulted in a number of students and policemen being injured.

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  • Affan qaiser
    Aug 22, 2010 - 1:03AM

    This is real brutality..I m 4th yeatr student of this college and i know that the students of this college are vvvv innocent and peaceful..I pay slam to all those who sacrifised their evething..When Pakistan is in flood ,QMC is in blood..PLZ pray for our college…Recommend

  • nariman haider
    Aug 23, 2010 - 3:52PM

    this is such a heart rending incident,being a quaidian i was a v loud mouthed student and alves defended the institute,s dignity and profile in ev dif moment but this episode tells that the principal of the college has some sychiataric issue or hes just another miscreant like the rulers of the nation,.,.,.,this is unacceptable and unbearable,.,.,long live qamc and long live the nation and wish these jerks would stop ruling on wat they dont deserve and what they cant handle,.,.,i protest ,.,.,i protest.,.,.,.,.,Recommend

  • Shakeel
    Aug 31, 2010 - 4:34AM

    laaton ke bhoot baton se nahi maante..all r bankrupt students blackmaliing the true principalRecommend

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