Pak colleges face probe for ‘obscene’ activities

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The Deputy Commissioners (DC) of Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan in Pakistan have ordered inquiries into “dances and other activities” during college functions in their respective jurisdictions following video clips of these events went viral on social media, Dawn reported.

Police registered a case on Wednesday against 40 persons, including the principal, some staffers and students of a private college at Hasilpur, for indulging in “obscene” activities, while assistant commissioner concerned also sealed the college.

Earlier, video clips of dances by the college principal, some staffers and girls went viral on social media, which attracted the attention of the district administration, the report said.

The video clips showed that during the college function girls and boys were dancing on the stage, while the college principal and others also joined them, and also showered currency notes on them.

Taking notice of the video, the DC ordered Hasilpur AC to seal the college and formed a committee headed by him (AC) to probe into the matter, fixing responsibility for holding the “vulgar function” at the college and submit a report within three days.

According to the FIR, a function was held by the principal and others where songs were played loud, violating the Amplifier Act. It said during the event “vulgar” dances were performed and “objectionable gestures” were made by the dancers on the stage and others in the hall, the report said.

The complainant added the participants in the event “violated educational, moral and social values”, demanding action against the principal and his associates. Police said no arrest had yet been made.

In another similar case, Rahim Yar Khan DC Nouman Yousuf has constituted a committee to probe into an “indecent” event held at a private college at Sadiqabad on December 7.

As per a complaint, tbe MTB College organised a function where “vulgar and immoral” acts were committed, besides violation of code of conduct.

A video clip of the event that went viral on social media showed a girl student performing dance on a song on the stage, the report said.

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