21:43 GMT27 February 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Student organisations in Pakistan had organised a countrywide student march on Friday to demand the revocation of a 35-year ban on student unions in colleges and university campuses.

    A day after the Students Solidarity March in Pakistan on Saturday, student activist Alamgir Wazir from the Punjab University in Punjab Province’s Lahore has gone missing.

    A gender studies’ student, Wazir came into the limelight due to his “fierce” speech at the march. A video of his speech has gone viral on social media. He says in the video: “We are asking for education, justice, and roads but they are giving us guns".

    ​Students from Punjab University have been protesting outside the vice chancellor’s office since Wazir went missing, demanding his release. They are saying he has been arrested for chanting slogans against the authorities. 

    ​Wazir has reportedly been vocal about racial discrimination against Pashtuns. Pashtuns are predominantly an Eastern Iranian people, who use Pashto as their first language, and live in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Netizens are condemning the “abduction” of the student leader for voicing his opinion against the regime. #ReleaseAlamgirWazir is also trending on Twitter, demanding the student’s release.

    ​Wazir is the nephew of Pakistani politician Ali Wazir from the South Waziristan District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan.


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