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Protesting AMU students have sent this 'gift' to PM Modi, UP CM Adityanath

Sunday May 13, 2018 12:35 PM, News Network

AMU gift to Modi

Aligarh: The students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), who are protesting since May 02 against police brutality, have sent a copy of Indian Constitution, a notebook and a pen as gift to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

"In recognition of your failure and inaction on major fronts of education, security and communal harmony, kindly accept a copy of India Constitution, a notebook and a pen as gift", the AMU students said in the accompanying letter.

In their letter, the AMU students also described in details how armed Hindutva goons escorted by local police tried to barge in the university campus. The students also shared with Prime Minister Modi and UP Chief Minister Adityanath the horrific manner in which they were dealt by the police.

"This attack on AMU is not an isolated incident. It is a continuation of the systematic and rampant assault on universities and education", the students said in their letter.

AMU erupted in protest on May 02 after armed Hindutva extremists barged in the university and tried to disrupt a program organized to honor Former President of India Hamid Ansari. The AMU students objected to the armed extremists reportedly associated with Hindu Yuva Vahini – an outfit floated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath. When the protesting students approached police demanding action against the armed goons, they were mercilessly beaten by the police.

The AMU students on Saturday, the 11th day of their protest, had also requested President Ram Nath Kovind to intervene to end the deadlock.

In a letter addressed to Kovind, the Aligarh Muslim University Students Union (AMUSU) also alleged that no satisfactory action has been taken by the Uttar Pradesh government yet. They also said that the Aligarh district administration was yet to act against those who trespassed into the campus and indulged in acts of violence on May 2.

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