After Tuesday’s incident, in which security guards baton-charged students who were protesting against the on-campus examination outside the University of Central Punjab (UCP), the Lahore police have booked 500 students in cases as social media users condemned the incident.
The University’s chief security officer has registered the FIRs against the protesters, claiming that they were armed and had organised a sit-in outside the university despite multiple warnings.
On Tuesday, a clash was witnessed between the UCP’s security guards and the protesting students as a result of which several students got injured while some of them were also detained.
According to media reports, the students claimed that they were called in for talks with the university management at 2pm but instead of listening to them the management let security guards attack them.
However, the UCP management alleged that the students lost their cool and broke the main gate of the campus and pelted the guards with stones when they were denied permission to enter inside the campus.
People on social media have condemned the incident and extended their support to the students which has become a trending topic on Twitter.
Social media celebrity Waqar Zaka has also come out in the support of the students while criticising the authorities.
He has also vowed to give assistance to the students who were either arrested or against whom cases were registered.