Islamabad-Students protest for exams cancellation. When students went to Faizabad Interchange to protest for online exams, police took steps to disperse them before the situation got out of control and arrested several students. The students then took to Twitter to express their anger against the government.
Shafqat Mahmood’s Announcement
Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood had announced in his address to the National Assembly yesterday that after July 10, matriculation and intermediate examinations would be held in all cases.
Students reaction and demand
Following this announcement, the students who had repeatedly protested for online exams decided to protest again and the All Pakistan Student Front also made an official announcement. The students demanded that “the exams be canceled and we be promoted to the next class.”
The student body announced that the protest would start from Faizabad Interchange, the most important junction between Rawalpindi and Islamabad, and would end at D-Chowk. The protest at Faizabad Interchange paralyzed the traffic of the twin cities and made the citizens anxious to wait. Last time, during the protest at the same place, students not only threw stones at vehicles but also vandalized them, causing not only financial loss but also mental anguish to the residents of the twin cities.
When the students went out to protest today, the police took steps to disperse them before the situation got out of control and arrested several students. After that, the students took to Twitter to protest against the government, the administration and especially the Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood and started trending in Faizabad on June 24. So far, 314K tweets have been made on this trend.
Students protesting on twitter
#wewantpromotion has become one of the top trends.
Sharjeel Ahmed wrote we will win with the mercy of ALLAH, also shered a video of todays protest
Fakhar shahzazd wrote we have to work little harder success is with us and shared a video