Rabat - A Moroccan student accused of spying for the Moroccan police had her eyebrows forcibly and humiliatingly shaved and her hair cut in front of hundreds of other students in her Moulay Ismail University.
Rabat – A Moroccan student accused of spying for the Moroccan police had her eyebrows forcibly and humiliatingly shaved and her hair cut in front of hundreds of other students in her Moulay Ismail University.
Radical leftist students, who hold extreme views against the state and the monarchy, are reportedly responsible for the attack.
In a touching letter circulated to the media, the head of the National Union of Moroccan Students Mohamed Ben Sassi said, “The fanatical extremist thought continues to gnaw at the Moroccan university and inhibit its development and promotion.
A student at the university site of Moulay Ismail in Meknes (Faculty of Science) was subjected to the worst and ugliest form of abuse; they shaved her eyebrows, cut her hair, beat her, kicked her, and spoiled her dignity in front of her fellow students.”
Comparing the act to the atrocities terrorist organization ISIS perpetrates against its victims, Mohamed Ben Sassi questions the Moroccan university today, which is plagued by violence, ideological conflicts between student groups, and a lack of quality.
“Where is our humanity? Where is the responsibility of the administration of the university? Where is the responsibility of [Minister of Higher Education] Daoudi’s Ministry? Where is the responsibility of the Ministry of Justice?” he asks.
The head of the National Union of Moroccan Students calls for a complete “eradication” of such extremist student unions from the Moroccan university as a potential solution to the dilemma of violence.
He stresses the need to “eradicate these factions and beat with an iron hand on those who want to touch people’s freedom and apply the law on others without eligibility for that.”