LAHORE - The Punjab University spokesman has said that some external elements of Islami Jamiat Talaba, some expelled IJT activists and some PU students taking law into their hands misbehaved faculty members of College of Earth and Environmental Sciences and snatched mobile phones and purses of male and female students on the occasion of annual sports gala.  The IJT activists also damaged a car of CEES faculty member.

In a press release issued here on Tuesday PU spokesman said that the annual sports gala of CEES was continuing at the college’s lawns when a threatening slip was sent by Jamiat to College Principle to stop the sports activities but the college administration did not accept IJT’s pressure. According to spokesman, later, some 10 to 15 IJT activists trespassed into the college ground and misbehaved with the senior faculty members by holding their collars and pushing them and snatched mobile phones from male students and purses from female students.

The IJT activists made 6 teachers, 6 females and 15 male students hostage. The university administration brought the matter to the notice of Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan who took serious notice of IJT hooliganism and passed instructions to the police officials.

The spokesman said the police reached the spot soon and the IJT activists dispersed. In another incident, IJT activists misbehaved with a teacher of Geography Department.

 The spokesman said that a few remaining activists of IJT wanted to harm the peaceful academic atmosphere of the country and were involved in crimes. He said that the recent incidents of misbehaving with teachers and snatching valuables of students had again exposed IJT’s true and hypocritical face.

The spokesman said that the university administration had provided a peaceful atmosphere on campus and any attempt to damage the academic environment would be dealt in accordance with law. The spokesman said that PU administration would take strict disciplinary action against IJT students.