Quaid-e-Azam University shut down after violent clash, 30 injured

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Police arrested several students and fired tear-gas for defusing situation

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At least 30 students got injured in an intense clash between two groups of students at one of the top universities in the capital city Islamabad.

The students of Quaid-e-Azam University shelled stones on each other, while there have also been reports of fire exchange between the two sides.

According to the media reports, around 30 students are wounded during intense stones and clubs hurling exchange. The wounded students are being shifted to hospital.

The university authorities called in Rangers to scatter the enraged students, while a heavy number of police contingents reached the campus after being informed of the unrest. Police fired tear-gas shells on students to control the situation.

The campus was reportedly echoing with gunfire as police entered the sprawling university from the both groups, reported by police.

It is speculated that ethnic students belonging from Sindh and Balochistan groups were involved in the clash. But the university administrators did not come up with any clarifications about the clash.

Meanwhile, the situation in university is currently under control and police have arrested several suspected students involved in the incident and also seized their weapons.

The search operation from the law enforcers is currently underway around the university.

The administration of Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad has ordered shutting down of boys hostels at the university for an indefinite period. Students have been asked to immediately vacate the dormitories.

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Sayyar Gul
Sayyar Gul is doing his MS Computational Sciences & Engineering from National University of Science and Technology. He is technology enthusiast with keen interest in new technological developments from around the world.

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