IIUI management fails in preventing violent clash among student groups.


ISLAMABAD -- The top management of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) failed in preventing the violent clash amongst two student groups despite being aware of the growing tension, which resulted in the murder of a student later, The Nation learnt on Friday.

The Nation reliably learnt that IIUI top management was divided and supporting different student groups to strengthen their lobbies in the university.

A violent clash between Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT) and Islamians United Students Front (IUSF) on Thursday took a life of IJT affiliated student, Tufail-ur-Rehman, enrolled in 3rd semester. IJT had conducted its annual education expo where Jamaat-e-Islami leader Liaqat Baloch was also invited. Officials at university informed The Nation that IUSF felt discrimination when IJT was allowed holding education expo, while it was denied conducting 'Cultural Week' programme earlier.

The IUSF was comprised of Pukhtoon Council, Siraiki Council, Gilgit Baltistan Council, Baloch Students Council, Sindh Students Council, and Punjab Council.

A senior official informed that IJT was allowed holding two-day expo, but they extended it to three days and last day was given to female students to conclude the expo.

'A senior official of the president office on telephone allowed IJT to continue the expo on 3rd day,' official said. The IUSF students in dozens walked towards the 'Activity Centre' where IJT females were holding expo and recorded their protest and misbehaved with the administration for allowing them holding expo as IUSF was denied its activity.

Reacting on the IUSF move, the IJT students gathered around 4:30 PM at hostels and held furious speeches against IUSF act.

In a video clip available with The Nation, the IJT leader Adil Fayyaz delivered an enraged speech alleging IUSF students for interfering in expo being handled by female students, and alleged IUSF for promoting immoral activities at campus.

Later, they headed towards university canteen and beat two of the students including head of Saraiki Council Ali Ammar Naqi who was shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).

'Despite of the initial clash, university...

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