Punjab University, once a reputable institution, is now in the hands of hooligans and extremist elements. It is more or less become another FATA. The women cannot interact with men and have to keep a distance even if they are their class mates. The police carried out a huge operation against Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists last month because they had literally ruined the discipline of University. This operation failed and no apology was made by the IJT for thrashing a professor. Just to show they were undeterred, the IJT then thrashed a university security personnel recently. Educational institutions must be free of violence of all kind and these incidents must be taken note of and responded to with some serious actions. -AMNA ZAMAN, Lahore, May 6.