Over 200 Teachers Arrested in Pakistan

Johannes Schneider Johannes.Schneider at gmx.net
Tue Jul 30 04:58:08 MDT 2002


Pakistan daily Dawn reports today:

LAHORE: Policemen batoncharge protesting teachers: Women's clothes torn
By Our Reporter
LAHORE, July 29: City police on Monday batoncharged male and female teachers
and arrested hundreds of them for holding a protest demonstration against
the government policy of denationalization of educational institutions.
The teachers staged a rally in front of the Government Islamia College for
Women, Cooper Road.
School and college teachers had started gathering at the Islamia College for
Women, Cooper Road, on Monday to attend a convention against the
denationalization policy.
A heavy contingent of police, including plainclothesmen and lady police, was
deployed outside the college. The teachers had just come to the college when
the policemen swooped down upon them. They were arrested and bundled into
police trucks.
Full:
http://www.dawn.com/2002/07/30/local14.htm




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