Protest erupts inside SBK Women University
Students protest inside the SBK university on Monday morning: Photo grabbed from a video shared on social media

Staff Reporter:


Protest erupted inside the Sardar Bahadur Khan (SBK) Women’s University on Monday morning. A large number of students came out of their classes and chanted full-throated slogans against the university administration. “We want justice”, the university campus echoed with slogans.

There was no word from the SBK administration about the students protest. The media was also stopped at the main gate of the university because of the protest demonstration staged by girls students.

A burqa-clad protester lashes out at the university administration

“This is injustice, our protest was not allowed”, one of the burqa-clad student protesters said. She preferred not to mention her name. SBK university is the only women’s university in Balochistan. According to sources within the higher education department, currently around 10,000 students have been studying in the university.

Security tightened inside the campus

Security within the university was tightened in the aftermath of the protest demonstration staged by students. Male and female police guards stopped the students from intensifying their protest inside the campus. The entry of private people was suspended as tension prevailed inside the campus.

The protesting students said hundreds of students from the pharmacy department were deprived of registration. They were demanding an immediate registration of the students.

Footage shows teachers convincing protesters to end protest

Video footage shows some senior teachers trying to convince the protesting students to end the protest. Despite their request, the protesters continue to chant slogans. Subsequently, the protest ended with students demanding solution of the registration issue and provision of basic facilities in the university.

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