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University of Karachi’s (KU), the teaching faculty on Friday threatened to boycott the academic activities



Karachi November After the bashing of a teacher on the premises of the University of Karachi’s (KU), the teaching faculty on Friday threatened to boycott the academic activities and examinations for an unspecified period of time till the administration adopted security measures for teachers suggested by the Karachi University TeachersSociety (KUTS).

In an emergency meeting, the KUTS condemned the attack on a teacher of the Philosophy Department, Alam Shah.

The lecturer was manhandled by a group of unidentified youngsters near the Department of Commerce when he confronted a student for his reckless driving on Thursday evening.

“The university is not even safe for teachers,” a member of the KUTS told The News.

The teachers’ body demanded that the entry passes for the vehicles of all students, except those with medical problems, be cancelled. They also asked for an increase in the patrol of the security staff.


“Visitors should be allowed to enter the university after depositing their Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) or other valid documents, whereas students should keep their student ID cards with them all the time. There should also be separate parking for students and visitors outside the university premises,” the KUTS recommended.

The teachers, during the course of the meeting which was held at the Arts Auditorium, said that the incident had raised serious questions about the security of teachers.

Meanwhile, Shah discharged from the hospital and he has returned to his residence on the KU campus. He has been advised bed-rest. The teachers and students of the Department of Philosophy also staged a protest in the arts lobby, condemning the attack and demanding of the KU administration to take strict action against those involved. They also carried placards during the protest.

According to Acting Registrar Professor Dr Mansoor Ahmed, the car which was owned by the accused student had been handed over to the Mubina Town police station. He addedthat Shah should launch an FIR at the local police station so that the incident may be investigated properly.

Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Pirzada Qasim has taken serious notice of the incident and ordered suspension of the student responsible, also barring him from taking theexaminations.

Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Nasiruddin Khan, Acting Registrar Professor Dr Mansoor Ahmed and Advisor Students’ Affairs Professor Dr Ansar Rizvi have been asked to conduct an inquiry to find out about other students involved in the incident so that appropriate action might be taken against them.The news.

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