Four students were injured on Wednesday in a clash between members of a students’ organisation and a group of students at the Government Science College.
Both sides had had an argument a few days ago over co-education at the college. “The squabble that has been brewing for many days led to a fistfight on Wednesday,” Iqbal Town DSP Rana Ashfaq told The Express Tribune.
Some activists of the students’ organisation had attacked a group of students with clubs, police said.
A police official said many “outsiders” had also joined the clash. Police said they had arrested 50 students; many of them were released later.
The Iqbal Town SHO said an FIR had been registered against 35 people. “Nine of them are in custody,” he said. He said four of the arrested people were not college students.
Iqbal Town SP Iqbal Khan blamed some “miscreants” in the student organisation for the clash. They were no longer studying at the college, he said. “I have asked the college administration to stop them from entering the college.”
Traffic on Wahdat Road remained suspended during the fight. The injured were provided first aid by Rescue 1122.
Police said they were conducting raids to arrest other students. They said the FIR had been registered under Sections 324, 354, 248 and 182 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2015.