STUDENTS’ HERALD – Fortnightly Journal of the Students
Vol. 1 No. 5 JANUARY 19, 1953 PRICE 2 As.
Inserts: page i (with photos of injured in hospital) and page ii (text below)
MARTYRS TO THE CAUSE OF STUDENTS
The bestial action of the police of Karachi in the three tragic days, was marked with indiscriminate shooting of teen-agers and old people. They seemed to have a special liking for the blood of those, who as human beings could not resist helping their injured brethren.
According to hospital authorities about a score of persons have been permanently disabled and many of the patients shall take at least one month to be discharged from hospitals.
The tale of the extremely tragic death of a young Hindu student Mansukhlal, who had just finished his camping in the much-trumpeted Scout Jamboree, shall long be remembered by the citizens of Karachi. Donning his gray scout uniform this Sindhi youth, full of vigour and enthusiasm, was helping the injured in front of Paradise Cinema. The police could not tolerate this “criminal” action of the young boy and soon sent the young soul to its heavenly home. Before taking this last breath, he might have pondered, what for was all this learning and listening about the duties of a scout.
There is a great number of such tales about police brutalities and if one had time and space volumes could be written about them.
According to information received by Herald, the following is the list of casualties:
STUDENTS KILLED IN FIRING (more…)