After a long interval of peaceful academic and social atmosphere in Jamshoro varsities, a new era of bloodshed suddenly began after our new democratic government took over. Jamshoro varsities are these days flooded with weapons and even a minor quarrel between students causes the guns to blaze recklessly. Three students have already been killed in the past few months and several injured as a result of mindless fights between bogus student organizations. No wonder students all over are feeling anxious and uncertain about their security and future. If things are not improved very quickly, the government authorities and university administrations will have a very sorry mess on their hands. We request all intellectuals and conscientious personalities of Sindh to please raise a voice against this critical state of affairs in our academia. -DR MOHAMMAD MATARO HINGORJO, Jamshoro, via e-mail, August 20.