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Students asked to apologise for playing Holi in Pakistan’s Sindh University

Out Of 10 Students Who Were Asked To Submit An Apology, 4 Of Them Are Hindu And Other 6 Are Muslim.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Manas Dwivedi | Updated on: 26 Mar 2017, 09:01:37 PM
Representational Image of students playing Holi (source: Getty)

New Delhi :

For playing the festival of Holi in the college campus, students of Sindh University in Pakistan have been asked to submit written apologies in affidavits, according to a Pakistani newspaper’s report.

The Express Tribune newspaper reported that the mass communication department of the university has asked for the apology. Further, the university administration officials are now inquiring that weather it was a discriminatory issue or a disciplinary one.  

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University’s Vice Chancellor Fateh Muhammed Burfat said that if any there is any religious angle is attached to it, strict action would be taken against the concerned official. Reportedly a person named, Badar Soomro from the mass communication department had asked for the apology.

The VC further added that out of 10 students who were asked to submit an apology, 4 of them are Hindu and other 6 are Muslim.

Burfat further said, “Sindh University has the highest number of Hindu community staff and students compared to any other university. They all work and study together with Muslims with utmost harmony.”

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The news of demanding an apology came into light when an affidavit of one of the students became public on social media.

According to the newspaper, the affidavit read, “...Those were the days of Holi and friends threw colours of Holi at each other as is the tradition. But this was wrong according to the university’s law and because of which our department’s ID cards were taken away.”

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First Published : 26 Mar 2017, 08:55:00 PM