A student expelled by University for protesting against online classes

In the wake of covid-19, educational institutes had to shut down their conventional operations and transformed themselves towards online classes. A large number of students protested against the decision of HEC owing to numerous issues of internet availability, language problem, lack of smartphones and electronic gadgets etc. Despite all this, the online classes kept on moving, however, now the students have taken matter on the streets of country. Recently, a large scale protest was organized by the students in front of HEC’s building in Islamabad.

One of the students commented harshly on social media regarding the online classes and as a result, management of his university has expelled him from the school. The sources have confirmed that Usman Mehmood is a student of Capital University of Sciences and Technology and his action was termed as violation of university’s disciplinary policy. His guilt was to provoke other students for boycotting classes and raising their voices against it. The article 16 and 19 of constitution gives freedom of speech rights to every citizen and the entire social media has turned into support of student. The case got heated as student posted the official rustication notice on social media. Chairman of Senate Committee on Human Rights has taken notice of the case and asked student to share his case with HEC and VC of concerned university has also been asked to present in front of committee.


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