Bahria University issued a condolence letter for Haleema, but people are demanding accountability.
After Haleema’s unfortunate death due to the unsafe conditions created by Bahria University, people came out in large numbers and demanded justice. The horrifying incident sparked outrage throughout the country.
However, the university has recently issued a letter to condole the death of their student.
Strangely enough, the letter had no reference to the incident itself. Instead, it just mentioned the university’s efforts to save Haleema’s life.
Bahria University expressed their utter grief and pain over the tragic incident. However, there was no mention of the actual reason for the incident taking place. They condemned the rumors of suicide that have been prevailing around Haleema’s death. The university also confirmed that they are fully committed to the well-being of their students.
People believe these are all tactics on the university’s part to conceal the truth,
Haleema did not commit suicide and she was not prohibited to go on the 4th floor, they had classes there. All of these are tactics by #BahriaUniversity to cover it up and clear their name. We as family members might be grieving right now but you’re going to be held responsible.
— Hiba Rizwan (@HibaRizwan7) September 27, 2019
They’re not buying this apology AT ALL
Wow! So nothing about then criminal negligence on part of rector @Official_BU? What a bunch of snides. This is not an apology it’s cover up! I’m assuming this ‘institutional’ sanctity is at risk…
— Saad Nazim (@Saad_Nazim) September 27, 2019
The entire administration of bahria University islamabad is involved in giving wrong statement about Haleema's death.
The under construction building (BBS) was opened for students for the purpose of their classes.#JusticeForHaleema pic.twitter.com/Ue2oe4iDmS
— hussain ali (@hussain9280) September 26, 2019
They think it’s absurd that the administration is failing to take any responsibility for the incident
This is shameful framing , not admitting even partial responsibility means this institution Management is planning an easy exit by investigation , and we all know what inquiries and investigations means in Pakistan#JusticeForHaleema pic.twitter.com/Dh2wQUNO1l
— Faraz Ali (@FarazAliLaghari) September 27, 2019
In fact, people are rather furious and are wondering if this is all the university administration could come up with
Like seriously? She was also a daughter to someone.All you came up with is this?!
What an easy try to exit from situation for Bahria university administration!#JusticeForHaleema #BahriaUniversity pic.twitter.com/RunqPNj1Zj
— RJ Shabaz (@Rjshabaz) September 27, 2019
All they want is for the rector to resign now
— Haya Khurram (@HayaKhurram) September 27, 2019
People are urging the university administration to have some basic respect for human life
Accountability is mandatory. Safety is mandatory. Academic institutions are focusing more on restricting self expression. Start by giving more value to human life. If that seems philosophical to you, start with basic renovations! This is shameful #BUI. #JusticeForHaleema
— Shanasa (شناسا) (@shanasa2019) September 27, 2019
Basically, it was highlighted how this letter simply isn’t enough
People referred to the incident and the follow-up letter as ‘criminal negligence’
People are demanding accountability, not cover-up grief letters
An alleged silver lining is that there has been some change due to the outrage
Glad the authoritarian administration of Bahria University is finally being asked questions. Haleema's death is a direct consequence of universities treating education as a profit-making commodity while being entirely unaccountable to their student bodies. #JusticeForHaleema pic.twitter.com/NJj56nGIkc
— Ammar Rashid ☭ (@AmmarRashidT) September 27, 2019
Public apology done.
Building is sealed.
Investigation team is set for case lead by NIP.
Alhamdulillah Peaceful Protest held on 27th September.
Regards: Shahrukh khan
Haleema's Case Representative (Both students and navy)#JusticeForHaleema #BahriaUniversity pic.twitter.com/99KR2QKvcL
— Shahrukh Khan (@thekhantales) September 27, 2019
If the administration thought the letter of condolence is enough to cover up for the loss, students have assured them that it isn’t. In fact, the letter means nearly nothing to them. Mere words are no longer sufficient – accountability is a must.
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