Quaid e Azam University (QAU) is number one ranked university in Pakistan. According to Times Higher Education Ranking 2018 QAU is among the top 500 universities of the globe. However, a prolonged protest culminating in a hunger strike has badly exposed the incompetency of those in-charged with running QAU.
The story begins in May this year when Baloch and Sindhi students clashed in QAU. The clash lasted for few hours and numerous students were injured. The violent clash started from a trivial issue which is the case with most of campus violence instances. This shows the immaturity of both Baloch and Sindhi students in QAU who consider violence to be an inevitable solution for conflict resolution.
Anyhow, the clash continued for hours and the administration of QAU failed to control it. In fact it was reported that Police arrived on time but witnessed the violence episode as spectators and only took action once damage was done. There has not been any investigation on failure of QAU administration to stop the clash at first place because institutional accountability is always an afterthought in Pakistan.
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In aftermath of the clash, QAU administration took action against the students on both sides. Scores of students were suspended for a couple of semester but some half a dozen students were expelled from University. There is no disagreement on the point that students should be penalized for resorting to violence in QAU. They should not be given a clean chit. However, expelling students in such context, where QAU administration shares the blame, is a disproportionate penalty and can’t be justified.
Baloch students started their protest against the harsh penalties awarded by QAU administration. Later they were joined by QSF, federation of 6 ethnic councils, in protest. QSF used the Baloch students and agreed to discontinue the protest once QAU administration half-heartedly accepted their demands. Feeling betrayed, Baloch students tried to close down the university and faced Police brutality on orders of QAU administration. Now again the tactics of Baloch students to shut down the university can’t be justified but neither can be the disproportionate Police action against them.
Moreover, on 1st November Baloch students started hunger strike unto death against the decisions of QAU to expel Baloch students. Two protesting students, namely Saddam and Nouroz were hospitalized after they lost consciousness due to weakness. Seven days have passed and their strike is still continued and QAU administration is adamant that it will not reverse its decision to expel these students.
Now, one thing should be made clear that this strike is not on any matter of principle such as improvement of education system. Just like overwhelming majority of protests in Pakistan it’s motivated by personal interest. A lot of folks on social media are terming the case of two expelled Baloch students as continuation of decade old injustice with Balochistan. Genuine deprivations of Balochistan notwithstanding, it’s hard to rationally agree with the claims of these folks on social media which are mere rhetoric. Likewise, all the politicians who are jumping the bandwagon in solving the problem of these students are not genuinely interested in improving education system in their constituencies and only want to take political mileage of this issue.
Having said that under the circumstances there is no rational argument for QAU not to reverse the expulsion of the protesting students. Firstly, these students are on hunger strike for over a week and there have been protests all over Balochistan for their restoration. Secondly, many influential politicians of Balochistan have approached administration of QAU and Sindh Assembly has even passed a resolution in favor of restoration of these students. Thirdly, QAU administration shares the blame in this entire episode as it failed to control the campus and the particular clash in May. Fourth, the students who used violence are not professional criminals and only made a one-time mistake. Therefore, no one can oppose the restoration of the expelled students, not at least in a civilized society where protests matter.
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