KARACHI - At least five students including females were wounded on Thursday in a clash between two rival student organisations at Karachi University.

Following the information, extra contingent of law enforcers reached the site and took control of the situation. Police officials said that no student was hurt as no arms were used during the clash, adding a few students received sticks and baton injuries.

Mobina Town SHO Zafar Abbas said the clash occurred between Islami Jamiat-e-Talba and Punjabi Students’ Association. He said the students belonging to PSA were busy playing cricket when the IJT students came and a fight erupted between them over unexplained reasons, adding three members of both groups and two spectator female students were also wounded. No case has been registered while further investigation was underway.

Talking to The Nation, varsity’s campus security adviser Dr M Zubair said, “Some boys and girls were playing cricket together, when some IJT members attacked them and injured some of them. I personally rushed to the site, however none of the students was found seriously injured.”

Talking to The Nation, IJT spokesperson Huzaifa said the KU administration itself declined about all such allegations. He said it was propaganda of the rival student organisation to defame the IJT. He said student activists associated with the PSA were abusing male and female students of the varsity.

When contacted, PSA activist Mansoor said, “We were playing cricket at Terminal Point where scores of IJT activists suddenly appeared and started beating the PSA activists including females.” He said the incident occurred when students of the evening shift were on way to home at private points. He pointed out the IJT activists had warned female students against playing cricket three days ago. He said at least 20 IJT workers came with sticks and batons.