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Punjab University reopens its gate after the clash

Lahore: The University of Punjab has reopened on Monday after remaining closed for four days following a clash between two student organizations.

Gate number one of the Punjab University has been opened while all other entrances are still closed, as reported. PU administration stated that the gate has been opened after taking necessary steps for the peaceful environment in the institution.

The University’s representative told media sources that all sorts of political activities were banned in the university and the police will remain in premises to maintain and control peace and law and order situation in the campus.

On the other hand, Baloch Pakhtun council’s media representative stated that the group has not settled its matter with the other student organization. He added that bogus cases were filed against members of his council.

He also said that students would not attend classes if the groups’ reservations were being addressed.

The university administration has already took action against student groups and prohibited them to organize any function.

Last week, clash erupted in Punjab University, which injured several including two police personnel. The clash initiated by raising slogans which later turned into brawl when students attacked each other with batons. Students groups also pelted stones which injured at least eighteen students beside two policemen.

Police was called there to control the situation; however, students still remained engaged in stone throwing. Police used tear gas shelling and aerial firing to disperse students and search operation was also conducted in the hostels.

A case has been launched against the arrested students and several unknown persons at Muslim Town police station.