Five injured in terror attack at Pakistan varsity

Peshawar, Jan 20 (IANS) Five people were injured when armed men stormed a university in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, a media report said.

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Heavy firing was on inside Bacha Khan University in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda town, witnesses said. Several people heard explosions, Dawn reported.

State-run PTV quoted a police official as saying that three armed men entered the university premises and opened fire. Television reports added that a large contingent of security forces had reached the site and wwere engaging the assailants in a gun battle.

A woman inside the university told Dawn that intense firing was under way.

15 killed in terror attack at Pakistan varsity: Report (Second Lead)
Peshawar, Jan 20 (IANS) At least 15 people, including two gunmen, were killed in when terrorists stormed the Bacha Khan University in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, Dawn reported citing Edhi Foundation sources.

The gunmen opened fire at students and faculty members who had gathered in a school on the varsity campus for a poetry recital to commemorate the anniversary of the activist and leader after whom the school is named.

There were conflicting reports from the site initially with CNN news placing the toll at seven. “It’s not yet clear how many of the dead are attackers and how many are civilians,” a CNN report said.

State-run PTV quoted a police official as saying that three armed men entered the university premises and opened fire.

Heavy firing took place inside Bacha Khan University in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda town as security forces took on the armed assailants in a gun fight, witnesses said. Several people also heard explosions, a media report said.

Television reports said a large contingent of security forces rushed to the site and engaged the assailants in a gun battle.

A woman inside the university told Dawn that intense firing was under way.

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  1. We were repeatedly told by geniuses in Press and Bollywood that terrorism has no religion and RSS is the most dangerous threat to this world!! The report above proves that they are are right again!!! smiles…

    • We were repeatedly told by geniuses in Press and Bollywood that terrorism has no religion and RSS is the most dangerous threat to this world!!= Murudeshwara RamPai

      And from thence, the “geniuses in Press and Bollywood” went on to prove the religion of the “terrorists” and firmly establish that of the RSS ‘pantless’ Jokers!

      Btw, how was your sojourn? Did you get a proper job in that ‘Job Fair’ conducted in W Virginia? Or was it in the Florida Keys? Did Srimaana Lee Kuan Yew conduct your ‘interview’? Did he agree with our beloved Srimaana Pradhana Sevaka’s TRUE SECULAR views? No wonder you two jelled!

    • We were repeatedly told by geniuses in Press and Bollywood that terrorism has no religion and RSS is the most dangerous threat to this world!! The report above proves that they are are right again!!! -Atheist Mr.Original

      Sir,The so called social organisation of RSS student wing ABVP proved it again today.

      Journalist Siddharth Varadarajan, Dubbed ‘Anti-National’ By ABVP, Held Hostage Inside Allahabad University
      http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2016/01/21/siddharth-varadarajan-_n_9035040.html

      Senior journalist Siddharth Varadarajan had to be escorted out by police on Wednesday from the Allahabad University campus, after he was held hostage by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wing of the right wing Bharatiya Janata Party, whose members alleged that the former Hindu editor was of a “communal mindset”.

      Is our Original is going to take divine help of Tarek Fatah to justify the Sangh Parivar ideology?

      Another classic example for ‘intolerance’ against freedom of expression.This time demonstrated by ABVP.

      Jai Hin

    • We were repeatedly told by geniuses in Press and Bollywood that terrorism has no religion and RSS is the most dangerous threat to this world!! The report above proves that they are are right again!!! smiles…-Atheist Mr.Original

      Sir,It is not only in Allahbad varsity by ABVP members even in Modi’s ‘Gujarat Model’ even women journalist are not spared for questioning the Godhra.

      Journalist Revati Laul Allegedly Attacked By Gujarat Riots Convict
      http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2016/01/21/journalist-revati-laul_n_9037052.html

      Journalist Revati Laul, who was allegedly assaulted by a Gujarat riots convict presently out on parole, on Thursday asked as to how the people can feel safe if the courts are unable to save the common people from such convicts.

      “My question is how the court could give him parole despite knowing the fact that he attacked his wife last time when he came out,” Laul told reporters.

      “How can the country feel secure if the courts are unable to save the common people from these convicts?” she asked.

      “I visited him at his house and I politely asked him if he wanted to share information about himself, his past and family. Without provocation, he started slapping me,” she added.

      Laul, who is writing a book on the convicts in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case, said she was attacked by Suresh Chhara when she visited his house in Naroda area of Ahmedabad late Wednesday evening.

      “I kept meeting his family members regarding my book. Last year in July, his wife telephoned me saying Chhara raped her while he was released on parole and asked for my help, I helped her to get a lawyer and lodge a complaint,” she added.

      Chhara has been convicted to 31 years in prison for his involvement in the Naroda Patiya massacre case.
      Once a criminal always a criminal.But in Modi’s India even life convicted can get payrole and walk like king.While minority Muslims are arrested without any charges to languish in jails for years.

      Jai Hind

    • Original R.Pai – “RSS is the most dangerous threat to this world!!”

      What: RSS is a threat? They have proved what they are at Pathankot. World knows that the RSS is a dummy, most timid and lot. Some Hindus like Duplicate believed in their mask of Quixotism and they should repent now or hide their face in shame. Navaz Sharif has dispatched to Modi and RSS headquarters in Nagpur.

  2. “Senior journalist Siddharth Varadarajan had to be escorted out by police on Wednesday from the Allahabad University campus..” – writes Sharia Shaikh in response to a terrorist attack that killed 20 people!!

    This is the quality of debate we can expect from anti-national crowd who keep bringing up these ridiculous moral equivalency between serious terror incidents and minor clashes. No person in right mind would bring up a minor incident of student strike in response to ghastly terrorist attack resulting in two dozen death. Then again, this is the sad reality of ‘moderates’ in peaceful group. They would never admit or denounce jihadi elements in their community. Instead, they would continue to play victim and provide justification to terrorism. Sharia Shaikh to Reza Aslan – this is a very predictable behavior from these so called educated, moderates!! LOL

  3. This is the quality of debate we can expect from anti-national crowd who keep bringing up these ridiculous moral equivalency between serious terror incidents and minor clashes. -Atheist Mr.Original

    Dear readers,

    This is the exact argument I was brought all the readers attention in the past. If you speak against the Modis’ government you are automatically qualified as ‘anti national’ in their view. May be it is noted Bollywood actor said a sense of “insecurity” and “fear” had seeped deep within society or Al Jazeera anchor has been compared to ‘Your ISIS’ for challenging Ram Madhav.

    This is systematic oppression very well PLANNED,TESTED AND EXECUTED’ to defame the entire religion.
    It won’t surprise me even if some more educated Muslim youths arrested under false terror charges for myth of terror.

    Jai hind

  4. “If you speak against the Modis’ government you are automatically qualified as ‘anti national’ in their view. ” writes Sharia Pandita.

    You are wrong. It’s not about anti-Modi sentiments but the pro-Pakistani mindset that makes one anti-national!!! Take for example your own case. You never admit the terrorism planned, funded and managed by Pakistan. You never criticize Pakistan or ISIS because you belong to one ‘Umma’. I’ve never seen you criticize terrorist organizations operating in Iraq, Syria and Kashmeera. Do you understand why this is a clear sign of anti-national behavior? Let me know so I can educate you with more details.

    • Original R.Pai – “the pro-Pakistani mindset that makes one anti-national!!! Take for example your own case.”

      Sir, after the Modi – Gatecrash at Lahore, after Modi gifted a sari to the Mother of Nawaz Shareef and took food cooked in the beef baking kitchen there, RSS and BJP have stopped attacking Pakistan, even regarding Pathankot. Now, they are busy attacking the ISIS, which is hoisting their Flag every other day in Srinagar, after BJP formed the Government in Kashmir. They provide alibi to Pakistan to defend their wrongs to India.

      AND NOW YOU ARE A TERRORIST MR. Sharia Pandita, FOR INSTEAD OF CONDEMNING ISIS YOU CONDEMN PAKISTAN AND INSTEAD OF HAILING PAKISTAN LIKE MODI DOES NOW, YOU SAY ‘JAI HIND’ ALWAYS. MEND YOUR WAYS, OR ELSE HE WOULD MAKE YOU ‘UMMAA’!

  5. You are wrong. It’s not about anti-Modi sentiments but the pro-Pakistani mindset that makes one anti-national!!! -Atheist Mr.Original

    Sir,What about those RSS swayamsevaks hoisted Pakistani national flag on Indian soil Sindagi,Bijapur?What about those BJP lawmakers who accompanied most wanted terrorist in private jet and door delivered?

    It has become a routine practice for BJP leaders in India to term anyone as a Pakistani and threaten to send adversaries to Pakistan.

    In fact, no one seems to think more about Pakistan, than the BJP leaders and the politicians aligned to right-wing.

    Over the years, I have seen this typical troll strategy:

    It begins with a normal and gentle conversation. Then, you are asked about a particular practice in a Muslim country, if you counter it and give a proper argument, then comes a second question–may be about faraway Iraq or Iran–countries alien to me and with whom I have no relation.

    What’s the objective? They keep throwing selected charges [repeated by most of them, copy-pasted from certain sites], to keep you on defensive? Or it gives them a high? Do they really enjoy, because the conversation leads to no where.

    An intelligent person with patience would give examples to explain something. He will talk about different factors–local issues, involvement of America in Middle East over the Great Game, sincerely accept problems that exist in Muslim countries, even if he is not responsible.

    But the troll steadily keeps moving towards an objective–that ‘it happened at place X, person Y does this, and see Z’, now this is enough for him to ‘conclusively’ say that ‘ your religion has a certain problem’ or ‘you guys are mostly bad, with a few exceptions’.

    So there is no scope for RATIONALISM. No point is any argument or debate, which gets clearer over the course of minutes or hours. Either side may get abusive and their friends too jump in the conversation.

    4. If the person had tried to be patient till now and didn’t resort to abuse, he still gets bitter by the experience. Feels that there is tremendous hate and communalism in this world. What the ‘Troll ji’ gets out of it? Is he paid by someone or he sincerely believes it. No easy answers.

    Does he enjoys spreading such message and feels he is doing something good to society by creating awareness regarding the truth of a particular religion and its believers, as per his {troll ji’s} interpretation and views? Whatever.

    Original Pai serves the same object abusing in his daily trolls.

    Jai Hind

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