(Website) – University of Peshawar has become the battle ground and echoed with shrills of cry and fear when the police baton-charged and arrested students united under Mutahida Tulaba Mahaz on campus to protest fee hike by University of Peshawar.
The situation turned tense when heavy contingent of police clashed with the students, leaving several protestors injured. University of Peshawar students expressed their displeasure and discontentment over the administration failure to facilitate students rather has increased annual, semester and hostel fee by 350 percent in last 5 years. Protesting students were of the view that hike in fee for M.Phil and PhD programs is unacceptable as they cannot afford more charges.
According to syndicate a maximum of 10pc can be increased in the fee but the administration in last three years have sky-rocketed the fee to many folds which is unbearable for many of the aspirant students.
After the brawl between the police and the protesting students, many of the students are critically injured with skull, backbone and legs injuries and have been taken to the Khyber Teaching hospital and many of even are being taken into the custody.