Added on : 2023-06-21 15:40:50
Pakistan's Higher Education Commission (HEC) has banned Holi celebrations in universities. The order of the HEC comes days after students of Quaid-i-Azam University celebrated Holi on the campus on June 12 and videos of the event went viral.
In a notice, the Commission stated that students are forbidden to follow this festival in order to adhere to "sociocultural values". "Such activities portray a complete disconnect from country's sociocultural values and are an erosion of the country's Islamic identity," the notice read.