Educational Society took to the streets on Wednesday protesting
the attack on their joint secretary, Nisar Ahmed
Hundreds of students and staff of the Sultan-ul-Uloom Educational
Society took to the streets on Wednesday protesting the attack on
their joint secretary, Nisar Ahmed, at Banjara Hills on Tuesday. The
office-bearers of the Society alleged that police inaction led to
Tension prevailed at the Sultan-ul- Uloom Educational Society on
Banjara Hills Road No. 3 as hundreds of students blocked the road on
both sides resulting in a major traffic snarl on Wednesday morning.
Deploring the attack by ‘goondas’ on Nisar Ahmed, they demanded
stern action against the culprits.
educational society’s joint secretary Nisar Ahmed escaped a bid on
life near his house at Banjara Hills on Tuesday when an unidentified
armed assailant tried to attack him. Nisar Ahmed escaped with an
injury on his right shoulder.
Hundreds of students and staff members took out a rally from the
Sultan-ul- Uloom premises and spilled on to the roads blocking
traffic on both sides.
no policemen around to stop the protestors, traffic came to a
standstill on the main road for more than 30 minutes.
irate students damaged a car which forcibly tried to make its way
out of the blockade.
students and staff, however, dispersed after police reached there.
Meanwhile, Society vice-chairman Zafar Ahmed and other
office-bearers alleged that police inaction had led to the attack.
Admitting that there were disputes over the ownership of a piece of
land belonging to the Society, the office-bearers said they were not
sure who the attackers were and what their motive was.
“Some of our office-bearers have been receiving threatening calls
since the past few days and even some antisocial elements entered
the campus threatening them of dire consequences, if the land which
is in dispute is not vacated,” Zafar Ahmed said.
According to Zafar Ahmed, the Society was started in 1980 after
purchasing the 24-acre land from the Prince Moazzam Jah Trust.
“There was no problem for over two decades. In early 2000, Prince Shahmat Ali Khan, son of Moazzam Jah, claimed ownership of the land.
Later in 2006, three of his sisters, Fatima Fouzia, Amena Marzia and
Oolia Kulsoom also started claiming ownership.
Cases were pending in various courts over the said property,” the
vice-chairman said. Recently, some people began claiming that they
had purchased a five-acre land on the eastern side of the campus
from Moazzam Jah’s heirs and were threatening our office-bearers.
approached the police, right from Director-General of Police to the
Station House Officer of Punjagutta on October 18 seeking protection
at the campus and for the office-bearers, but no action was taken,”
the Society’s Honorary Secretary Khaja Ruknuddin said.
West Zone C Ravi Verma said the Sultan-ul-Uloom Society had not
approached them for protection. “They have not asked us for any
protection,” he said. “It is an attack by an individual on the joint
secretary. We are also probing the possibility of some of students,
who were either suspended or debarred by the college authorities
being involved in the attack,” he added.