Situation peaceful at Aligarh Muslim University as student protests continue

Situation peaceful at Aligarh Muslim University as student protests continue

Situation peaceful at Aligarh Muslim University as student protests continue

Jinnah has again hit headlines as some groups have protested against the portrait of Pakistan's founder at the office of Aligarh Muslim University student union's office.

Meanwhile, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor, along with his wife, Dr Hameeda Tariq, for the second time visited the injured students admitted in the university hospital and enquired about their treatment and health.

The former Uttar Pradesh minister claimed that the Bombay High Court museum, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, also has a portrait of the Pakistan founder.

Just a few days after Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait hanging on the walls of the AMU created a ruckus in the institution, fresh controversy sparked after Samajwadi Party leader Praveen Nishad compared Jinnah to Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi.

On the ongoing Jinnah portrait row, Olympic bronze medallist wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt had said that it is embarrassing to fight for someone who is responsible for dividing the country.

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"The ongoing controversy over the poster of Mohammad Ali Jinnah is nonsense". Gautam then wrote to the varsity and demanded its removal.

UP deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya also said that Jinnah's portrait must be removed from the AMU office as he was the "nation's enemy". They said members of certain outfits entered the campus and disrupted the peaceful academic environment there.

The internet services in Aligarh will remain suspended till 12:00 am (06 May 2018).

Addressing AMU students, he said it is one of the leading universities in the country and they (the students) should be aware of the expectations the country has from them. "Keeping that in mind, the district magistrate of the area has imposed section 144 of CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure)", said Aligarh Additional District Magistrate Shyam Bahadur. The protesting students have been joined by representatives from a number of other prominent institutions from across northern India.

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