The Punjab University Lahore lodged an FIR against 40 students Islami Jamiat Talba for ransacking the offices of the vice-chancellor, registrar, and public relations officer.
The spokesperson of the university said, two groups of students clashed near the main cafeteria of the varsity on Friday afternoon. After the chaos ensued, students of the Islami Jamiat Talba attacked staff members and broke into the administration block.
“The students had sticks, stones, and glass bottles in their hands,” the registrar of the varsity said. “The men attacked the administration officers, harassed them, and chanted slogans against the varsity.”
He said that the students created a sense of fear on the campus which is against the law and the sanctity of the institution. “All these men will be expelled and strict action will be taken against them as per the law,” he added.
The student leaders of the varsity, said that the clash started when students of the IJT “tore off and burnt” posters of a musical event at the university and replaced them with banners of their event.
IJT in a statement claimed that their students were “attacked by members of a nationalist council by sticks after Friday prayers”.
Islami Jamiat Talba have been calling out the COMSATS University in Abbottabad, for organising a concert on its campus too. They have termed the event “obscenity” and “against the morals of Islam”.