AMU students on indefinite sit

AMU students on indefinite sit

AMU students on indefinite sit

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 on Wednesday. Adityanath, who has been campaigning in the Karnataka elections, said to a TV channel on Thursday that Jinnah's achievements could not be celebrated as he had divided the country. "The students of AMU have been provoked", he told ANI.

Be it the ugly battle between BJP and Congress members over the portrait or Samajwadi Party comparing Jinnah to India's iconic figures - Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, it seems like the controversies regarding the Pakistani leader have simply refused to die down at AMU. "Kindly gather more details on this and give reasons behind it", Gautam wrote. Soon after his request, members of the Hindu Jagran Manch arrived at the university campus demanding the removal of the portrait.

"Jinnah was an enemy of the nation". The students explained that they do not mind the poster being removed, but have an issue with people gatecrashing the campus and disturbing the environment.

Just when one thought things couldn't plummet further, there were reports of Jinnah's picture being plastered in public toilets across Aligarh by students of a particular college.

Police used tear gas and resorted to baton charge to disperse the students of the university when they marched towards a police station to get a case registered against the attackers. "You are an Indian today because of them". On the next day, several were left injured in the clash with police.

The services will remain suspended until Saturday midnight so that communal messaging inciting communal clashes aren't circulated.

The protesting students have been joined by representatives from a number of other prominent institutions from across northern India.

They met Rajpal Singh, city magistrate of Greater Noida and submitted a memorandum to him which was addressed to President Ram Nath Kovind in which six demands were raised.

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