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Sudan's Muslim Students cut ties with ruling party

December 8 - 2015 KHARTOUM
Militant student supporters of the Sudanese ruling party (file photo)
Militant student supporters of the Sudanese ruling party (file photo)

The Muslim Students Movement in Khartoum will suspend any joint work with student members of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP).

In a statement on Monday, the Muslim Students Movement demanded the Khartoum state authorities to close the discussion corners of “the jihadists” at the universities, considering them the main source of violence at the universities in the capital.

The Movement accused NCP students of committing “barbaric crimes” against lecturers and students. Thy repeatedly assaulted students at political and social gatherings at the campuses, in particular those of Darfuri students. Many students were injured during the attacks, among them a number of Muslim Students Movement.

The statement pointed to the collection of firearms, machetes, metal bars, and Molotov cocktails in the NCP students' discussion corner at the Omdurman Ahliya University as an example of the violent intentions of the NCP students.

Attacks on Darfuri students' gatherings and sit-ins at universities in the Sudanese capital occurred during this entire year. In most instances NCP students were involved. On 29 April, one of them was killed during an attack of about 150 militant NCP students, backed by university guards, on a meeting of the Darfur Student Association at the campus.


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