The clash broke between Pashtoon student group and IJT (Islamic Jamiat-e- Talaba) on the celebration of the Pashtoon cultural day. After the ideological conflict had erupted out as a brawl over a cultural dance, Police intervened though shelling and tear gas and also arrested eight students.
Pashtoon students claim that they had invited notable journalists like Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami and celebrities like Hafeez Ullah Niazi too on the event.
The Cultural day was being celebrated with the permission from university administration. Still, much security was not provided. Jamiat, the student group of Jamat-e-Islami, enjoys its dominance in educational institutes, particularly in Punjab University, despite a ban on student organizations.