Pakistan’s authorities must immediately release all students detained in Quetta:Amnesty International

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Quetta 60 students arrested for protest against online classes

According to Student Action Committee leader Muzammil Khan, 60 of the protesting students were detained by police near the Quetta Press Club.

“Four girls were among the detained students”.He added

بلوچ بیٹیاں گرفتار کوئٹہ ، ہماری بجٹ کا سب سے بڑا حصہ جب بندوق اور اسلحے پر خرچ ہو تو لازمی بات ہے کہ طلبا اور طالبات…

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As soon as the news of the students’ detention broke, many users on social media started demanding their release and ‘Release All Students’ has become a trend.

Amnesty International South Asia also tweeted regarding this matter. Quote “Pakistan’s authorities must immediately release all students detained in Quetta who were demanding internet access to continue their studies. Their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly must be respected and protected”.

It should be noted that despite the lack of internet facility for students across the country, protests are going on against the suspension of online classes

To curb the spread of the corona virus in the country, the government closed schools and colleges and ordered online classes via the Internet. However, students are facing problems as soon as online classes are started by various universities and colleges.