Thursday, March 16, 2006

"Burying martyrs in university grounds is good for the morale and guidance of the Students"

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi.

Photo of graves being prepared on University grounds for the burial of designated martyrs

A member of the cultural commission of the 7th Majles (Islamic Parliament’s Assembly), reacted to Sharif Industrial University Students who had protested against the burial of 3 martyrs on their University grounds and said: "A student who receives financial aid from the university has no rights and is in no position to protest against an approved and symbolic culture." READ MORE

According to the parliamentary reporter form ILNA, Mohammad-Taqi Rahbar, the representative of Esfahan and temporary Friday prayer leader of that city said: "These complaints are made by elements who lean toward alternative and free-thinking and they are always found milling about in these universities. These people seem to have forgotten that everything they have is as a result of the sacrifices of these innocent martyrs. We have asked that the disciplinary committee of this university deal with these types of [free-thinking] students. Burying the innocent martyrs as teachers of martyrdom and self-sacrifice is good for and is of utmost importance for the morale and guidance of the student generations."