The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) December 14 clarified that the
Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Union of India,
CBI, Ministry of HRD and UGC asking their replies to be filed
within four weeks. It however does not mention any stay on the
Executive Council (EC) meeting.
"The order of the court received
today did not mention any “stay” of the meeting of the Executive
Council to finalize the panel of five names for the new Vice
Chancellor", an AMU officer said.
"The order only records the
information provided by the Petitioner’s counsel to the court that
“despite that issuance of specific directions by the Government of
India restraining the respondent No.5 from taking any policy
decision, the respondent No.5/Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim
University (AMU), Aligarh U.P is still going ahead with the
meetings of Executive Council today”.
"The news published today in all print and electronic media that
the High Court also stayed the AMU’s Executive Council meeting
convened on 13.12.2011 by Prof. P.K. Abdul Azis to finalize the
names of five candidates one of whom would be chosen his
successor, to the post of AMU VC is completely baseless and not
based on the orders of the High Court", the officer said in a
The Delhi High Court had Tuesday issued notice to the central
government on a plea alleging non-enforcement of the government's
order restraining Aligarh Muslim university Vice Chancellor P.K.
Abdul Azis from taking policy decisions after a CBI inquiry was
ordered against him for alleged financial lapses.
Issuing notices to the human resource development ministry, the
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the University Grants
Commission (UGC), the AMU and Azis, Justice M.L. Mehta sought
their replies by Jan 11, 2012.