Saifullah Jamali was a former final year student of chemical department at NFC institute of engineering and fertilizer research. According to the university officials Jamali committed suicide due to low CGPA on 4th October 2018. This news wasn’t given much attention by the mainstream media as there was more to the incident. Officials broke the news of Jamali on their Facebook page by writing “please don’t choose this act it’s antiIslam” whereas their concern should’ve been more on why this happened.
Saifullah Jamali is victim of corrupt education system & discriminate behavior of Pakistan’s society towards Baloch people & students. It is violation of enunciated human rights & aims to ethnically segregate Baloch students. @UNICEF pic.twitter.com/k4gFLhZxNM
— Sohrab Baloch (@SohrabBaluch) October 4, 2018
According to the students and friends of Jamali they explained it was not only bad grades but the administration bullied him. His cousin took over twitter and explained there was this one teacher who would always fail him in a course.
Saifullah Jamali committed suicide due to a teacher, who often repeatedly disrespected him and repeatedly failed him.
It is my request to all students, civil society and Journalists yo please rise the voice against this act of university administration. pic.twitter.com/K1CW1lzjje
— Samar. (@samarfactor) October 5, 2018
He shot himself in front of the university gate where he was found by a teacher who then called for help on 1122 who refused to provide help and the teacher was redirected to 15 (police helpline) which was never answered even after 4 calls. He left behind a suicide not asking her parents and the teachers for forgiveness and also requested the doctors not to save him if he is found.
Saifullah requested the authorities to not investigate his death but it definitely calls for full investigation. Today it was him tomorrow it can be anyone if Justice is not served.