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Faisalabad varsity expels 3 students for Facebook criticism

FAISALABAD – Faisalabad’s University of Agriculture (UAF) has expelled three students for criticizing universities administration on Facebook.

Mohammad Asfandyar Jawaid, Zubair Iqbal, Ghulam Jillani were expelled after the management found them posting material against the UAF’s administration on a Facebook page, the university said in a statement.

The students were expelled under the Students Regulation 1978 Clause IV, the statement read.

However, expelled students have the right to appeal to the vice chancellor against the ruling within a month, reported ExpressTribune.

The Facebook page titled Roznama UAF is famous among the university’s students with thousands of followers who like and comment on its posts, which are meant to expose the wrongdoings of the management.

 

One of the expelled students said in an interview that he was called for questioning by the administration officials where he told them that he was not running any page against the varsity. “They replied that ‘you like and comment on the page’s posts. That’s enough evidence’,” he added.

 

However, he was reinstated after the news broke out on social and mainstream media and digital activists expressed their ire over the move.


 with inputs from Tribune
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