SUKKUR, Sept 7: A rally was staged by the Sindh United Student Federation in Jacobabad on Friday against the government’s refusal to remove Sindh University vice chancellor Dr Nazir Mughal and the reported ban on Sindhi students’ admission to medical institutions in Karachi.
Participants in the rally marched from Tikundi Bagh up to reach the Jacobabad Press Club, where they staged a protest demonstration and sit-in for half an hour.
Speaking to the protesters, SUSF leaders Abid Brohi, Jawed Ahmed Rind, Asif Ali Khoso, Shahzado Chandio, Imtiaz Buriro and Ali Sher Lashari said that Dr Mughal should immediately be removed because of his policies which, they said, were damaging the cause of education at the university.
They also said that Karachi was part of Sindh and any restriction on Sindhi students’ admission to any institution of the city was unacceptable and against the recognised principles. They said that the move to impose such a ban indicated a failure of the PPP-led government in the province.
The Jeay Sindh Student Federation (JSSF) took out a procession in Jacobabad on Friday against the renaming of the Sindh Medical College in Karachi.
The rally participants also staged a sit-in and blocked the road leading to the DC office, suspending the flow of traffic.
Speaking to the protesters, JSSF leaders Abdul Waheed, Abdul Manan Mahar, Asghar Lashari, Salman Sindhi, Rashid Jamali, Nisar Samejo and others demanded that original names of all historical institutions be retained.
They said they would not allow any change in this regard without the consent of Sindhi people.—BoC