Police thrash college teachers in Karachi, 50 detained

KARACHI: Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) announced observing a ‘black day’ and strike in all government-run classes in Sindh province, after police applied brutal baton charge on their peaceful rally in Karachi on Tuesday.

As per details, Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) held a general body meeting at the DJ College and later started a protest march towards the CM House to present their demands including time-scale for college teachers and other issues. However, heavy contingents of police applied baton charge to the protesting teachers at the college gate. On the occasion tear gas shells were firing on teachers and water cannon was also used.

The infuriated teachers pelted police with stones and staged a sit-in outside DJ College. However, police mercilessly beat them up and compelled them taking shelter in the college building.

SPLA leader Prof Muzaffer Rizvi said some 50 teachers were detained while dozens others sustained injuries due to police torture. He said three teachers suffered heart attack due firing of teargas shells. He said eyesight of Central President SPLA Professor Athhar Hussain Mirza was affected due to teargas shelling.

Earlier, SPLA held a general body meeting at the DJ College and later started a protest march towards the CM House to present their demands including time-scale for college teachers and other issues, when police thrashed the college teachers and stopped them from going to the CM House.

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