From Malegaon to Mumbai and Pune, and from United States to Saudi
Arabia, the netizens are overwhelmed by the news that the land
proposal for AMU Malegaon has finally been approved by the state
government. While the proposal waits for the VC's decision, the
internet savvy research scholars, students and working
professionals all gave a strong thumbs up to this important
project and urged the Vice Chancellor to take a quick decision so
that the "AMU Malegaon becomes a reality soon".
"This proposed project should have a
positive impact for the students of Malegaon. Many of them have to
reluctantly leave the city, and in some cases, the country,
because adequate educational facilities are not available in
Malegaon. I hope the concerned authorities take rapid measures to
establish AMU at Malegaon", Dr Farrukh Hakeem, an Indian American
of Malegaon origin wrote in his comments from New York.
On similar lines, Dr Ibrahim Shaikh - a Malegaonian who migrated
to UK wrote, "Wonderful news for the people of Malegaon specially
the girls. I have been studying Malegaon very closely and found
the place hungry for education. Establishing AMU centre here will
certainly help people in this region."
Equally excited are the girl-students. While they see the AMU centre in Malegaon as something
which would provide them opportunities for higher studies, they
expect from the AMU authorities swift action for early
establishment of the centre.
"A very good news for the girl
students of Malegaon. Lot of girls pass SSC & HSC and also
graduation. They also want to do Research and post graduation but
could not. Because we have no such colleges. AMU here will help
people like us a lot", Nazema Jamluddin - a local student wrote in
Sharmeen Nikhat also has somewhat
similar feelings. "I am doing HSC. Being a girl from an
economically backward family, it is difficult for me to afford
further studies out of Malegaon. It will help me a lot if the AMU
Malegaon takes an early establishment", she wrote.
Intekhab Alam Siddiqui - a netizen
wrote from Pune, "Its a very good news for the Malegaon. I requst
to the VC of AMU to approve the proposal. A lot of students from
Malegaon come to Pune for Higher Studies and pay a huge amount in
the form of fee and donations..........AMU Centre will provide
quality education at nominal cost."
Mohd Mobin - yet another netizen
wrote from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, "Its really an encouraging news. I desired to do PG but had
to settle with graduation because I neither had any option locally
nor had money to go to expensive metroes. My appeal to the vice
chancellor to take early decision so that what happened to me is
not repeated to my children."
Chetan Kothari is a bit skeptical but raised a very important
point. He wrote, "To kya Malegaon
ki kismat sach much chamakne wali hai. The town with such a
wonderful past history has always been ignored. The situation had
reached to an extent where even Hindus were heard telling that
they were paying the price of living in a Muslim dominated town.
Establishment of AMU centre in Malegaon will surely compensate the
Meanwhile, the news of the state
government's decision to forward AMU Malegaon proposal to the
university has also
found good coverage in the National media. While Sahafat -
an Urdu national daily was quick to take the news June 22 - the very next day of
it appearing in ummid.com, Times of India carried it in Nasik
Times on June 23 and Hindustan Times took it on June 24.