Pakistan university attack: Professor Hamid Hussain dies trying to save students

Assistant professor Syed Hamid Hussain, 34, fought back against the terrorists as he warned students not to leave the building of the Bacha Khan university.

By: PTI | Peshawar | Updated: January 20, 2016 8:01 pm
Pakistan University attack, Bachu Khan University attack, Pakistan news Pakistan’s army chief Raheel Sharif talks to a man injured in an attack on a university, at a local hospital in Charsadda town. (Source; AP)

In a heroic act, a Pakistani chemistry professor in his 30s today lost his life while trying to protect his students using his licensed pistol against armed Taliban militants who stormed the university.

Assistant professor Syed Hamid Hussain, 34, fought back against the terrorists as he warned students not to leave the building of the Bacha Khan university in Charsadda, some 50 kms southwest of Peshawar.

Students spoke of the hero teacher, who flashed his pistol but was gunned down by the militants besides 24 others, media reports said.

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Geology student Zahoor Ahmed said his chemistry lecturer had warned him not to leave the building after the first shots were fired.

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“He was holding a pistol in his hand,” he said. “Then I saw a bullet hit him. I saw two militants were firing. I ran inside and then managed to flee by jumping over the back wall.”

Another student told television reporters he was in class when he heard gunshots.

“We saw three terrorists shouting slogans and rushing towards the stairs of our department,” he said as he described seeing the chemistry professor holding a pistol and firing at the attackers.

“Then we saw him fall down and as the terrorists entered the (registrar) office we ran away,” said the student.

President Mamnoon Hussain confirmed Hamid was among the deceased and condoled his death. Netizens took to social networking sites like Twitter to hail the lecturer as a “martyr”.

“Martyr of #education: Prof Hamid who was killed by terrorists in #BachaKhanUniversity #Pakistan,” tweeted journalist and academic Raza Ahmad Rumi.

The official Facebook page of the university also said Hamid was among those killed.

Teachers in northwest Pakistan were given permission to carry firearms in the classroom after the Peshawar school carnage of December 2014 in which Taliban militants killed over 150 people, mostly children.

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    Tango
    Jan 20, 2016 at 5:21 pm
    India is fighting a proxy war against stan since beginning. This attack was sponsored by indian terrorist in Kabul consulate. Indian Defence Minister even announced the same earlier.
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      ams
      Jan 20, 2016 at 7:25 pm
      chu$$ ke pakode, present proof or stop blabbering.
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        Archpagan
        Jan 20, 2016 at 3:15 pm
        People of stan and Afghanistan are paying for the sin of their ancestors who sold their soul to barbaric invaders by embracing barbarism to buy peace.
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          Archpagan
          Jan 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm
          He holds doctorate in 'Taquiya' (holy deception).
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            MiLady
            Jan 20, 2016 at 2:42 pm
            Prof Hamid Hussain is an example of how to stand up against the wahabi atrocities. If this is a war on civilization every civilian must act like a soldier. Surely, this gentleman was.
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              disgusted
              Jan 20, 2016 at 3:34 pm
              Brave soul! RIP bro..
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                Drrkd Goel
                Jan 20, 2016 at 3:05 pm
                Are Mr. Narendra Modiji, Hon. BJP / NDA Prime Minister from 26.05.2014 also waiting that now the Let / ISIS Muslim Jihads also attack India any day now? Please read a following link which is still available on web site of Islamic terrorism. Now we can't give our life in your hands as you have not taken any actions on my writings to from 2002. Read my letter to you on 20.08.2008 with acknoledgement by your PA Mr. Dinesh Thakker on 28.08.2008 READ LINK. Only Gujarat State is given threat and no other Indian States due to gujarat riots on 2002 and macre of 2000 peoples both Muslims and Hindus in Gujarat in 2002. =============================================== Islamic Terrorism in India ================================================ Read my letter dated 20.08.2008 === 20.08.2008 To: - Mr.NARENDRA MODI Hon'ble CHIEF MINISTER OF GUJARAT. Hon'ble Sirs, BELOW IS A HEADING OF 14 PAGE E-MAIL OF "INDIAN MUJAHIDEEN" received BY me on 07.08.2008 WHICH I FORWARDED YOU ON 08.08.2008. IN YOUR REPLY E-MAIL FROM A MUSLIM FROM U.P.WRITTING DEROGATORY MAIL "TO YOU' YOU GOT HIM ARESTED.AND LATTER PARDON HIM HOW YOU TOLERATED THE FOLLOWING FILTHY E-MAIL NOT DEROGATORY FOR YOU BUT FOR THE NATION? WE HAVE TO GIVE PROPER REPLY TO THESE SO CALLED "INDIAN MUJAHIDEEN SAYING THAT THEY WILL SLAUGHTER GUJARATIS ON INDIAN LAND TO TAKE REVENGE OF 2002 GUJARAT RIOTS' MY BLOOD IS BOILING FROM THE DAY I READ THIS E-MAIL. WITH REGARDS. Dr.R.K.D.GOEL -----Original Message----- From: Google Alerts To: Sent: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 5:02 pm Subject: Google Alert - Narendra Modi Full text of Indian Mujahideen 14 pages email on terror attacks By jagoindia O leader of disbelieving cowards and eunuchs, Narendra Modi! O you base-born of illegitimate birth! O you spineless coward! You boast of the pride of Gujarat and pride of Gujaratis. You. brag of your filthy faith and conviction in..(I have original copy) Islamic Terrorism in India Re : Fwd: [Mutiny] New Comment On: Modi, the Gujarati THIS TYPE OF LANGGUAGEWAS ALSO IN E-MAIL OF INDIAN MUJAHIDEEN Print | New Window From: To: Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 4:39 pm Dear Sir/Madam We are in receipt of your mail, addressed to Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi, and we would like to acknowledge for the same. Mr. Dinesh Thakur PA to Hon. CM Are Mr. Narendra Modiji, Hon. BJP / NDA Prime Minister from 26.05.2014 also waiting that now the Let / ISIS Muslim Jihads also attack India any day now? Please read a following link which is still available on web site of Islamic terrorism. Now we can't give our life in your hands as you have not taken any actions on my writings to from 2002. Read my letter to you on 20.08.2008 with acknoledgement by your PA Mr. Dinesh Thakker on 28.08.2008 READ LINK. Only Gujarat State is given threat and no other Indian States due to gujarat riots on 2002 and macre of 2000 peoples both Muslims and Hindus in Gujarat in 2002. =============================================== Islamic Terrorism in India ================================================ Read my letter dated 20.08.2008 === 20.08.2008 To: - Mr.NARENDRA MODI Hon'ble CHIEF MINISTER OF GUJARAT. Hon'ble Sirs, BELOW IS A HEADING OF 14 PAGE E-MAIL OF "INDIAN MUJAHIDEEN" received BY me on 07.08.2008 WHICH I FORWARDED YOU ON 08.08.2008. IN YOUR REPLY E-MAIL FROM A MUSLIM FROM U.P.WRITTING DEROGATORY MAIL "TO YOU' YOU GOT HIM ARESTED.AND LATTER PARDON HIM HOW YOU TOLERATED THE FOLLOWING FILTHY E-MAIL NOT DEROGATORY FOR YOU BUT FOR THE NATION? WE HAVE TO GIVE PROPER REPLY TO THESE SO CALLED "INDIAN MUJAHIDEEN SAYING THAT THEY WILL SLAUGHTER GUJARATIS ON INDIAN LAND TO TAKE REVENGE OF 2002 GUJARAT RIOTS' MY BLOOD IS BOILING FROM THE DAY I READ THIS E-MAIL. WITH REGARDS. Dr.R.K.D.GOEL -----Original Message----- From: Google Alerts To: Sent: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 5:02 pm Subject: Google Alert - Narendra Modi Full text of Indian Mujahideen 14 pages email on terror attacks By jagoindia O leader of disbelieving cowards and eunuchs, Narendra Modi! O you base-born of illegitimate birth! O you spineless coward! You boast of the pride of Gujarat and pride of Gujaratis. You. brag of your filthy faith and conviction in..(I have original copy) Islamic Terrorism in India Re : Fwd: [Mutiny] New Comment On: Modi, the Gujarati THIS TYPE OF LANGGUAGEWAS ALSO IN E-MAIL OF INDIAN MUJAHIDEEN Print | New Window From: To: Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 4:39 pm Dear Sir/Madam We are in receipt of your mail, addressed to Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi, and we would like to acknowledge for the same. Mr. Dinesh Thakur PA to Hon. CM
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                  hinduWoman
                  Jan 20, 2016 at 1:53 pm
                  Salute to Prof. Hamid Hussain. May his soul rest in peace.
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                    Sudipto Sarada
                    Jan 21, 2016 at 7:03 pm
                    stan suffering on the hand of the monster it nutured for decades. Kudus to the brave souls but curious - does a professor carry pistols in the cl rooms?
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                      Maulana Abdul
                      Jan 20, 2016 at 1:14 pm
                      Some Indian Army personnel are involved in cross-border drug trade along with Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh. There was a dispute over protection drug money payment which led to the revenge attack on Pathankot Army personnel who refused to pay their share. Indian army knows this and is desperately trying to suppress the facts to protect its image and morale of other honest troops.
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                        Maulana Abdul
                        Jan 20, 2016 at 2:16 pm
                        Some Indian Military personnel are involved in cross-border drug trade along with Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh. There was a dispute over protection drug money payment which led to the revenge attack on Pathankot Military personnel who refused to pay their share. Indian army knows this and is desperately trying to suppress the facts to protect its image and morale of other honest troops.
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                          msm rabby
                          Jan 20, 2016 at 9:13 pm
                          Hate Taleban! Salute sir!
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                            Orange
                            Jan 20, 2016 at 12:31 pm
                            What a sad loss of life!stan is reaping the harvest of the poisonous seeds it planted , unfortunately innocent civilians are paying for it.
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