Balochistan Police Manhandle, Arrest Students For Protesting Against Online Classes
Around 70 male and female students in Quetta protesting against the lack of internet accessibility for online classes have been arrested by the police.
The police heckled the students and used force against peaceful protestors. Videos showed female students being shoved into police vans and taken to the police stations.
They were chanting the slogans for justice and free internet for all. Students present at the protest have reported that they will be charged for violating Section 144 at City and Cantt. Stations.
I am arrested along with other Peaceful students .we were protesting against online classes.police has beaten and arrested male and female students.This barbaric state doesn’t changed its behaviour towards oppressed nations .#SayNoToOnlineClasses pic.twitter.com/2VLfcQTG2E
— Mahrang Baloch (@MahrangBaloch5) June 24, 2020
1 hour back we were in a peaceful rally against online classes, now as prisoners moving to an unknown jail. pic.twitter.com/5yPFihmULe
— Sabiha Baloch (@sabihabaloch1) June 24, 2020
Female students have claimed that they are not against online classes, they just insist on the facilities being made available for the online classes. Many students who come from remote areas do not have smartphones or laptops to be able to access the online-based system of education, hence they fear being left behind.
Reportedly, more than a dozen students have been arrested in Quetta.
We are not against online classes,first provide facilities to d Balochistan students for their studies in this pandemic.If there is peace in Balochistan then for which security reasons internet has not be restored even for online classes.#SayNoToOnlineClasses pic.twitter.com/aCmGp1IubU
— Mahrang Baloch (@MahrangBaloch5) June 23, 2020
Around 70 students arrested in Quetta for protested against online classes. Convenor of Students Action Committee, Muzammil Khan, BSO’s @jiandbaloch5 and @MahrangBaloch5 among the arrested ones. Police also used brutal force against the studnets. pic.twitter.com/Qx1oquKTVS
— Haider Kaleem (@HaiderKaleemB) June 24, 2020