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17 Pakistan students face sedition case

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Published on November 22, 2019 with No Comments

The police in Pakistan’s Punjab province have registered a sedition case against 17 students of the prestigious Sindh University for allegedly raising slogans against Pakistan and defacing walls with anti-government messages during a protest held on the varsity premises.

Jamshoro police registered the case against the students on the complaint of Ghulam Qadir Panhwar, the security head of the campus.

The complainant said that on October 31 the hostel in-charge Qamar Lashari, Niaz Buledi, and provost Shahab Ahmed Soomro had informed him that around 17 to 18 students of the Jeay Sindh group had raised anti-Pakistan and anti-government slogans and had been involved in wall chalking outside the boys’ hostel’s main gate, the Dawn newspaper reported.

According to police, some students raised “anti-Pakistan” slogans at the protest. “We have video record and other evidence against the students who were raising the slogans,” Panhwar is reported to have said.  However, the students booked in the case rejected the allegations against them and said that they had staged the protest against water shortage in the hostel.

 

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