Political debate banned in colleges

November 22, 2007

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 21: The federal government on Tuesday imposed a ban on open debate on media curbs, suspension of judges and emergency in all colleges and universities in the country.

Well-placed sources said students of various universities and colleges in Islamabad, had been strongly protesting against emergency rule, curbs on the media and suspension of judges, for the last few days to express solidarity with the electronic media.

Taking notice of the situation, the federal government has banned debate in all colleges and universities and warned of strict action against violators.

Students, civil society activists and others have been continuously protesting against the imposition of emergency for the last 12 days.—Online