4 policemen injured in Bamyan protest
BAMYAN (Pajhwok): A huge protest by students of Bamyan University on Wednesday has resulted in injury to four policemen and detaining of dozens of protesters.
Over 200 students staged protests today morning asking for holidays during the holy month of Ramadan. The students pelted stones at police who were deployed on their security to maintain law and order.
Police official Mohammad Ali Lakzi told Pajhwok Afghan News students started smashing glasses of university, forcing police to use tear gas and shot in the air.
Four policemen were injured with one of them was rushed to hospital amid critical condition, he added. Police detained 30 students, he said.
The protesters claimed they had water and food problems at hostels amid hot weather and Ramadan.
Mohammad Amin Ebtehaj, a university lecturer, said: “The students should be reasonable. University teachers or chancellor are not authorized to announce holidays. The ministry of higher education is authorized to take any decision.”
More than 5,000 students including 800 girls study at Bamyan University.
Four days back also, students of northern Jawzjan University protested, demanding holidays during the month of Ramadan.
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