ISLAMABAD - A local court Tuesday vacated the stay orders of three female students of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and directed them to evacuate the hostel rooms within three days.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Rafaqt Ahmad Awan issued these orders in an application filed by the administration of the university. The court also directed the administration not to create any hurdle during the shifting of luggage by the students.
Talking to the media, Sher Afzal Advocate, the counsel for three girls, expressed his dissatisfaction over the decision. Sher told that he would challenge this decision in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
In a statement issued by the university, it was stated that the court dismissed stay order of three students who were involved in disciplinary violation and non-payment of dues at International Islamic University Islamabad.
It further said that earlier, Neelam Jahan, Hiba Shabbir and Romana Akbar had been found guilty of disrupting educational activities and violating the university rules on which university discipline committee had expelled them from IIUI.
Additional District judge, Rafaqat Ahmed Awan while considering the appeal against stay order of 3 students decided that International Islamic University is an autonomous institution and all measures taken by university regarding the issue are valid and legal and court would not interfere in the matters of the university.
The decision further added that the provision of hostels to students is purely IIUI administrations’ prerogative and its decision in this regard should be considered as final and valid. The statement added that university administration had lauded the decision of the court and reiterated that IIUI would remain committed to provide a peaceful milieu and quality education to its students and it would keep nurturing their minds according to teachings of Islam.
The IIUI has vowed that the whole administration would continue to treat the students of the university compassionately as before and assured the parents that all hostels of the campus are peaceful while the decision to expel the students was taken against grave violations of university regulations and in larger interest of the students as well as to maintain discipline in IIUI campuses.
Meanwhile, the three girls have also approached the court of additional district and sessions judge Jehangir Awan to obtain pre-arrest bail in a case registered against them by the university administration.
Earlier, Sabzi Mandi police had booked the three students on the complaint of university administration. The complainant had claimed that three students trespassed the university premises and hurled life threats to the administration of dire consequences.
Police registered FIR against the three students under sections 506/452/34 and started putting pressure on them to withdraw the case against the university officials.
Therefore, the girls moved the court to get pre-arrest bail in this case while the court will take up this matter on Wednesday (today).
Besides this, the girls have also moved another application under section 22-A in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Shahrukh Arjumand for registration of case against the university officials including Director General (DG) Gulzar Khawaja, Security In-charge Colonel (Retd) Amjad Zaman, hostel warden and one security guard.
They had alleged in their application that university administration tried to kidnap them and detained them in a room more than 18 hours.