Taking a stand

Students in Basra bravely took a stand this week against Islamist squadists.

The thugs had attacked the students and shaved the hair of one woman – a punishment for the ‘unIslamic’ practice of being in male company in public.

0n 16 March as a reaction to the unprovoked attacked thousands of students (both male and female) from Basra’s University marched in protest and in defiance of the attackers.

Students from all faculties of Basra University took part in the demonstration yesterday, condemning the attack. They carried banners with the slogan “No to Terrorism”.

The Students and civil society organizations in Basra are calling on the local and national authorities to bring to justice the culprits.

Some of the students who were taken to hospitals were in a serious condition.