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AMU students' protest about police brutality, not Jinnah portrait: Rajnath Singh told

Wednesday May 9, 2018 10:28 PM, News Network

AMU Human Chain

[The protesting AMU students on Tuesday had formed Human Chain. Besides the students, a large number of people had participated.]

Aligarh: Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansooron Wednesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and apprised him of the issues related to the current situation in the University.

During the meeting, Prof Mansoor clarified that the ongoing protest of the students in AMU has nothing to do with Jinnah's portrait. "Students are protesting in support of their demands, including a judicial probe into the incident and the action against those who barged into the campus", the Vice Chancellor told the Home Minister.

Prof Mansoor also requested him to help in the recruitment of AMU students from medicine, engineering and diploma in engineering backgrounds in the para-military services of the Central Government.

"The Home Minister has assured AMU Vice Chancellor of all help from the Central Government in restoring normalcy in the University", a university official said.

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) erupted in protest after armed extremists, reportedly associated with Hindu Yuva Vahini, barged in the campus and tried to disrupt an event organized in the honor of former President of India and also ex-Vice Chancellor of AMU, Hamid Ansari last Wednesday. Police resorted to lathi charge and also used tear gas shells against the varsity students who were demanding action against the armed members of the right wing extremist organization.

A number of students, including president of AMU Students Union (AMUSU) and other office bearers, were severely injured in the police action. They are now under medical observation in the University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC).

The AMU students are protesting since then demanding a probe into the entire incident and action against the armed Hindu Yuva Vahini extremists who barged in the campus and disrupted peace. The AMU students are receiving all around support from different corners.

Due to the ongoing protests, the university has also postponed the annual exams.

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