Social media users condemned the arrest of students from Balochistan studying in Punjab University Lahore. More than 190 students were arrested after clashes in Punjab University and a majority of them belong to Balochistan.
Social media users expressed their condemnation against the behavior of Lahore police and also expressed solidarity with arrested students using the hashtag #StudentsNotTerrorists.
A message for those who were still unaware about the arrests.
For those of you who do not know
196 students were arrested by the Punjab police yesterday for protesting against violence on campus ( Punjab University)
They’ve been booked under ATA
Raise your voice against it.#StudentsNotTerrorists
— Ayesha (@Ayeshaspeaksnow) January 24, 2018
Eyewitness’s speak-up against the hooliganism of IJT.
The student who witnessed the recent incident of violence at #Punjab have started speaking up. We stand in solidarity with this brave student and demand immediate release of the jailed students under ATA and the torture on students must be stopped. #StudentsNotTerrorists pic.twitter.com/y1VIswTloz
— PSC (@PSCollective_) January 24, 2018
IJT synonymous with extreme violence.
— Amnah Fawad (@AmnaFawadKhan) January 24, 2018
Police torturing the arrested students
Dreadful news coming that yesterday probably in the evening police horribly tortured 8 students yasir, sajjad, Rashid, Mir wais, Qasim, Hameed Ulla, Nasir javed& Daud khan and they were brought to the hospital for treatment late at night. #StudentsNotTerrorists #PunjabUniversity
— عون (@auwn_) January 25, 2018
What Lahore Police did even did not happen during Musharraf’s martial law.
I have not witnessed a situation like this after Musharaf’s Martial law. Students are booked under anti terrorist acts #StudentsNotTerrorists
— Zameer Maan (@ZameerMaan) January 24, 2018
Progressive Students Federation demanded release of arrested students
We demand immediate release of 196 arrested under the 7ATA. They are #StudentsNotTerrorists. While the Punjab government has failed to take action against the actual terrorists and extremists, they have started arrested the students who question their failure in all aspects. pic.twitter.com/8RKPF2cW0t
— PRSF (@ProgStudentsFed) January 24, 2018
Students protesting on Istanbul Chowk were arrested by Lahore Police.
— Haider Kaleem (@Haiderness) January 24, 2018
Arrested Students want justice. A video posted on social media shows the arrested students being taken into prisoner vans.
March for peace announced against the arrest of students in Lahore.
— Sarah Eleazar (@SarahEleazar) January 25, 2018
Protest announced outside Karachi Press Club.
— Girls at Dhabas (@girlsatdhabas) January 25, 2018