Friday, May 14, began with most of the door locks in the main building super glued with Elfi. While at first the TIP security was flabbergasted, when the administrative staff arrived, things started moving quickly. The door locks where broken to allow access to the computer lab, lecture theatre, and faculty offices (and others?). Shakel Ahmad then called a meeting in the auditorium.
That’s where things started to get ugly. Shakeel Ahmed was disgusted at the prank, saying that Rs. 20,000 will have to be spent replacing the door locks, and vowing to find the culprits. He went on to saying that ‘all of you [students] come from terrible families’ [paraphrased from Urdu – Ed]. He also decided to disallow access to the computer lab and library after 4:00 pm. He did sound apologetic towards the end, saying that his speech was directed towards the culprits, and not towards the student body as a whole.
Shakeel Ahmed also ordered a search of the hostel to find those responsible. In a very through search, 18 tubes of Elfi were found inside 2 rooms on the first floor, including empty Elfi tubes thrown outside their windows. One of the students residing in those rooms was also involved in another infamous incident.
What happens ahead is still to be seen. But what has happened so far, from the administrations side, has been ugly and inelegant.