Lahore: Large number of students from the Punjab University Law College took to the streets to protest incorrect marking of one of the papers from LLB part 2. The aspirants started their protest outside the law college however after that they blocked Canal Road together with the aspirants from other departments who were protesting a fee hike.
The students protested against the management of the college, in which they said that the university had knowingly failed the aspirants in one of the exams. They said that almost 70 percent students failed in the same exam.
The aspirants demanded re-checking of the paper and investigate against those who were responsible for intentionally failing students.
The students of Punjab University blocked the Canal Road for about almost two hours which caused a huge traffic jam in the city. The management of university held negotiations along with protesters, after which they decided to end their protest.
The representative of University of the Punjab in a statement said a fact-finding committee was already investigating the reason behind the failure of a large number of students in one particular paper of LLB Part-II, but, according to him there were some other reasons behind the protest.
He said that the actual demand of the students was to take back dismissal decision of a few recently expelled students from the law university, that’s why, they were trying to pressurize the managements through these strategies.
“The management of the university will tremble to any pressure,” he added.
The representative of Punjab University said that the fact investigation committee was working on resolution of the issue according to the law which will take some time so there was no reason to stage a protest demonstration and create issues for the public.
The representative furthermore said that the university had extended the date to apply for supplementary exams by November 25th.
At first, the aspirants staged a sit-in in front of the law college, after which the university management agreed to solve the issue.