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‘Regulation will take its course’: Punjab minister reacts to ongoing pupil protests

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  • Punjab Larger Schooling Minister Raja Yassir Humayun says holding peaceable protests is everybody’s proper however vandalising properties and resorting to violence is a criminal offense
  • The scholars have been demanding on-line exams as a result of courses have been additionally held nearly
  • A number of non-public college college students sustained accidents after they engaged in violence with safety guards throughout demonstrations

Punjab Minister for Larger Schooling and Info Know-how Raja Yassir Humayun on Tuesday reacted to the on-going pupil protests, saying that “students should not take the law into their hands,” including that the “demonstrations are totally uncalled for.”

Learn extra: #StudentsKoInsafDo: In Pakistan, college students take to Twitter to demand on-line exams

Chatting with an area information channel, the provincial minister mentioned that “holding peaceful protests is everyone’s right but vandalising properties and resorting to violence is a crime,” one thing which doesn’t “suit students at all.”

“The students are not demanding rightful things. The diligent students who have spent their time studying via online classes have nothing to do with these protests. A specific group is involved in triggering such violent protests outside every university,” Humayun mentioned, including that “law will take its course”.

College students injured throughout protest

A number of non-public college college students sustained accidents after they clashed with safety guards throughout demonstrations in opposition to in-person examinations. 

The scholars have been demanding on-line exams as a result of courses have been additionally held nearly. 

Learn extra: 5 injured, one in crucial situation as college students stage protest in opposition to on-line exams

‘On-line exams resolution lies with universities’

A day earlier, Federal Minister for Schooling and Skilled Coaching Shafqat Mehmood addressed college students’ considerations concerning on-line examinations and mentioned that “the decision lies with universities.”

“Some university students are demanding that their exams should be online as they have been studying online,” the minister wrote on Twitter.

“This is a decision for the universities to make, but I have asked HEC to consult VCs and see if it is possible given special circumstances this year.”

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