QAU reopens after 19 days

Several students held

Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Quaid-i-Azam University reopened for classes Monday for the first time since October 4, Classes were conducted peacefully for the most part. Some unruly individuals most of whom are believed to be outsiders and not QAU students, attempted to disrupt classes. They also attempted to prevent buses from leaving the campus early in the morning. In both cases, the intervention of police thwarted their designs. Many of these individuals were taken away from campus by the police. It is expected that academic activities will be carried our normally tomorrow.
In a police crackdown at Quaid-e-Azam University, more than 100 students have been detained since Monday morning after they resumed protesting at different intervals against the varsity’s reopened after 19 days.
According to the police, in the morning, the students laid down in front of the university buses, following which police sprung into action and arrested them.
A high number of police and FC personnel were present at the campus to ensure that classes are not interrupted. Women police officials are also present on the site.

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