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Date of Incident: September 03, 2022

Attack Types: Killings, Violence, Disappearances

Institution(s):Punjab University

Region & Country:Southern Asia | Pakistan

New or Ongoing:New Incident

At least one student was injured on the campus of Punjab University Lahore on September 3, 2022, during a violent clash between rival student groups, leading to gunfire. It is not clear as of this report what led to the incident, or which groups were involved. 

Scholars at Risk is concerned about violence on campus. In addition to the harm to the immediate victims, such actions endanger the entire university community, undermine academic freedom, and diminish the ability of the university space to function.