Heightened Security at the Karachi University

Ramadan is known as the month of truce from all hostilities. But, this year, the commencement of the month brought with it a fresh bout of violence to the city. Yesterday morning brought along with it rumors of some security issues in the campus and student points were checked thoroughly for ID cards and no unidentified cars were allowed to enter campus.

Today morning, the sight was far more grim after yesterday’s shooting. No cars are being allowed to enter the campus from the Maskan gate at all. The other departments seem closed but IBA students are facing the ordeal of walking to their campus on foot on 1st Ramadan in the blazing sun.

Violence in educational institutions is becoming rampant again as elections approach. Whether this has anything to do with the elections or not is still debatable. This is the second time this year that such news is making headlines after the JPMC clashes earlier in August.

It is sad that we don’t see any peaceful rallies by non-political students against such henious acts while these goons mutilate our city. I’m afraid this post too will see the same frenzy of abuse against MQM and Jamatis. The truth is politics by any party in educational institutions is gnawing away the very pillars of our society and if it doesn’t stop soon, the nation is bound to collapse.

Association with these parties means you will be aided during after exams and you don’t have to worry about failing any. The teachers at KU have repeatedly protested against the abusive treatment meted out to them by these parties. There have also been authentic reports that students at NED belonging to one particular party had been ordered to carry weopons on the fateful day of May 12.

As for this conflict, It is yet to be seen how long drawn it is going to be. The wounded party will probaly not go without revenge, even in the blessed month.

22 Comments so far

  1. molana moududi (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 10:37 am

    Jamat-e-islami’s student faction is the worst student wing in the world.


  2. ALAM (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 10:44 am

    @molana moududi

    Agreed. If only MQM could be shoot the dead-enders in Ramzan, that would have been perfect.


  3. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 10:59 am

    The Thursday sundown incident at University road is expansion & extension of SINDH MEDICAL College Clash between Punjabi medicos and the Jamiat, which left score of ‘STUDENTS’ DEAD.

    Dragging 3rd party would be quiet premature.


  4. Pkhan (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 11:30 am

    What a shampe on all of us and Educated class, jis Qaum ki taleem yafta class can not learn to live together us Qaum ka Allah Hi hafiz.There could be difference of opinion, way of life,way of practicing Islam but where is the HUMANITY, which is taught by all religions. WE as a nation have become intolerant in all fields let alone the student Politics.


  5. AK (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 1:39 pm

    I’ve never heard of any of the student wings of any of these political parties ever take part in any poltics whatsoever. They just shoot each other, and poor innocent bystanders get caught up in the cross fire.

    They’re all just killers.

    And since the APMSO is the largest one, in Karachi, they’re the biggest terrorists of them all. So f&$%k you, you sons of bitches. Ooh I’m gonna piss you off more now – If I was a ruler, I’d repeat Operation Clean-Up on your terrorist asses!

    Here’s a suggestion APMSO – Go celeberate the birthday of your Dear Leader (the complete nutjob) cut a cake and then shoot yourselves in the head; you’d be doing a great srvice to the nation.

    DITTO IJT, PSF, etc, etc.


  6. tee (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

    Sid, wasnt IBA closed today? KU has announced a 2 day closure of all academic activities…. considering the torture the IBA students have to go thru…they shud have done the same.

    btw, isnt it kinda strange that there isnt any mention of the incident in today’s metropolitan page?


  7. H (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 3:57 pm

    @ TEE
    probably because it made front page news…


  8. wakeup call (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 3:59 pm

    Bhaiyun Baat Suno!
    You must be knowing how people get killed right? somebody jumps off a bike, draws a revolver, looks around, aims , and finally shoots a few rounds. The victom: terrorized, numbed, scared, fists tight, pupil dilated, mind racing, and when finally gets hit. He bleeds, search around to see if any of his friend is there, finds no one, just people running around in frenzy, and dies.
    Know what? something like this happen to any of us. Your brother, sister, cousin, neighbour, anyone.
    So would you still be screaming your prejudices and bashing student politics when someone this close gets shot? You wouldn’t dare condemn the killers? Wont you think the victoms innocent and deserving justice? Wouldnt you grieve with the families? Wouldnt you appeal? pray? cry? or remember them? woould you still be angry about your walk to IBA?

    Imagine a close reletive of the deseased drops here to get a representative view of karachi’s people. How cruelly our insensitivity would hit them?
    Think about it.


  9. AK (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 4:18 pm

    @wakeupcall

    I dont really understand what you’re trying to say. How does the death of a person, by your own statement any pereson, corelate to Student Politics, and a need to sustain this retarded variant of student politics? If anything the picture that you protray should lead to an ending to the entire darn exercise.

    I’m sorry to say this but your comment is the height of absdurdity, not to mention stupidity.


  10. wakeup call (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

    I understand that I, not being a frequent blogger may not be able to correctly reflect what i really want to say in my post.
    I was present at the scene at the hospital when the bodies arrived. It was really disheartening to see their grief.
    What i am trying to say is that lets not be so insensitive. lets sympathize with the innocent victims and condemn the killers. Uptil now nobody has done that yet forcefully in this post.
    What I am really reading here is people complaining about their long walks and abusing the parties


  11. ROGER DOGER (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 5:21 pm

    I AM ASHAMED TO BELONG TO THIS NATION CALLED PAKISTANIS. WE PROCLAIM TO B THE CASTLE OF ISLAM – WHAT KIND OF MUSLIMS PAKISTAN IS PRODUCING ? THERE IS HARDLY ANY PRIDE LEFT IN BEING A PAKISTANI – EVERYDAY SUM NEW SAGA STEMS UP – WE R WORST THAN ANIMALS – EVEN DOGS R BIT MORE CIVILLIZED DEN US. WHATS AMAZIN IS ALL THIS IS HAPPENIN IN THE MONTH OF RAMADAN. THE ONLY CONCERN OUR ‘LEADERS’ HAVE ITS ABOUT THEIR ‘KURSI’ – BY GOD I HAVE NO DOUBT AS A NATION WE SHOULD GET READY TO FACE THE WRATH OF GOD AS THE NATIONS BEFORE US HAVE (AND I GUESS FOR PROB’LY MINOR REAONS TOO)


  12. d0ct0r (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 6:54 pm

    @Tee it was on front page .. Jamiat blamed the killings on APMSO , student wing of ruling MQM..
    http://dawn.com/2007/09/14/top2.htm


  13. molana moududi (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 8:37 pm

    here’s in another link. Jamiat blames Qazi hussain for killings,

    http://www.jamiat.org.pk/images/wallpapers/06.jpg


  14. mot ka farishta (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 8:41 pm

    @ROGER DOGER

    aaey kuch abr, kuch sharaab aaey
    uske baad aaey, jo azaab aaey

    faiz


  15. tee (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 10:58 pm

    @doctor
    i know it was front page news… but then one expects details in the metropolitan page. no?


  16. d0ct0r (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 11:34 pm

    Karachi Union of Journalists slams anti-media remarks

    Altaf bai on Wednesday openly threatened journalists ,karachi bar lawyers and others who tried to expose MQM’s terrorism.. Altaf bai was annoyed with journalists who had covered the recent sindh highcourt siege by MQM’s supporters

    http://dawn.com/2007/09/14/local17.htm


  17. Unapathetic (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 11:39 pm

    Wakeup – yes it’s a tragedy. But these are internally warring factions – sometimes one gets an upper hand, at other times another.

    In Punjab where I grew up, people kept beards there in the 1980’s and 1990’s to terrorize others of their “Jamaat” links. It was the license to grab others rights and all.

    These parties aren’t clean. We the outsiders can simply lament – we have little knowledge of their twisted minds. Just know that none of them is sincere and innocent.

    God bless us!


  18. MENSHEVIK (unregistered) on September 15th, 2007 @ 2:21 am

    @Dogtor-

    heres another link,

    http://www.mira.ca/images/dogteur_web.jpg


  19. kk (unregistered) on September 15th, 2007 @ 11:59 am

    hi im a student from a science department at the karachi university i just wanna say that all this didnt start suddenly everything was preplanned .a week ago our university was celebrating students week which was till Tuesday 11th September’s .the nest day everything was supposed according to the norm but then one our teacher received a call from the VC office informing that students week had been extended i.e to Wednesdays 12th September and that classes will be suspended form 11:30 onwards.around 1 we heared many girls screaming and boys shouting so we ran to the corridor to see what was the commotion about and i saw some boys running past our department .we were like it must be just a small clash between the two parties which is a norm at the university but a little while later we heared gun shots our university had turned into a war zone .we were terrified both the parties were answering each others gun shots and then when i ran downstairs i saw a girl not of our department her leg was badly injured and it was bleeding .what we came to know is that the jamiat boys were running after the girl who were wearing white in order to celebrate altafs birthday and then conditions were worsening girl who who has worn white unintentionally were freaked out .then later there were no points running no cars were allowed to enter and everyone just ran to save their lives !!! the next day obviously i didnt go and later in the evening the minibus incident happened..


  20. kk (unregistered) on September 15th, 2007 @ 12:07 pm

    hi im a student from a science department at the karachi university i just wanna say that all this didnt start suddenly everything was preplanned .a week ago our university was celebrating students week which was till Tuesday 11th September’s .the nest day everything was supposed according to the norm but then one our teacher received a call from the VC office informing that students week had been extended i.e to Wednesdays 12th September and that classes will be suspended form 11:30 onwards.around 1 we heared many girls screaming and boys shouting so we ran to the corridor to see what was the commotion about and i saw some boys running past our department .we were like it must be just a small clash between the two parties which is a norm at the university but a little while later we heared gun shots our university had turned into a war zone .we were terrified both the parties were answering each others gun shots and then when i ran downstairs i saw a girl not of our department her leg was badly injured and it was bleeding .what we came to know is that the jamiat boys were running after the girl who were wearing white in order to celebrate altafs birthday and then conditions were worsening girl who who has worn white unintentionally were freaked out .then later there were no points running no cars were allowed to enter and everyone just ran to save their lives !!! the next day obviously i didnt go and later in the evening the minibus incident happened..


  21. Unapathetic (unregistered) on September 15th, 2007 @ 2:18 pm

    There! We have KK’s account of Jamiat’s terrorism. This blog shouldn’t take a one-sided stance. It’s a no-brainer to scream MQM all the time. Look into what the likes of PSA and Jamaat people are doing, also.

    Jamiat or Jamaat whatever that is, I am not into politics, just threatened by the criminals a couple of times.


  22. alisha (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 6:22 pm

    im a student of AMI…thank god i didnt apply to ku as i was before…MQM should be finished and its leader the soo called chief of mqm…he cant even talk properly and orders his bandas to do terrorism and the next day when ppl die he sents his sentiments to themm…



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