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Police Lathi Charged The Protesting Students At AMU Over Jinnah Photo Row And Twitterati Applauds The Police

Published on 4 May, 2018 at 5:20 pm By

On May 3, 2018, The Aligarh Police had to order a lathi charge as hundreds of student protesters gathered at the Aligarh Muslim University gate. Following the lathi charge that injured around 20 students, the student body has now sat on a dharna over the action taken by the Police.


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According to the AMU Students’ Union (AMUSU) secretary Mohammad Fahad, the entire issue was raked up when the RSS and other right-wing affiliates tried to storm the campus in order to pull down the photograph of Jinnah hanging in the main building.

 

 

Fahad commented:

“Jinnah picture being removed is a non-issue. Jinnah bharat ka itihas hai par musalmanon ki aastha nahi. (Jinnah is part of India’s history but Indian Muslims have no faith in him). We have assembled here to expose this politics and how right-wing people entered the campus with an intention to disturb the peaceful environment. Police are also with them. They beat, detained us illegally but let them go free. They registered FIR only after we held protests.”


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However, Circle officer Sanjeev Dikshit said that two FIRs have been registered, one that the Police registered against protesting AMU students and another filed by AMU students mentioning that 20 people tried to storm the campus with violent intentions.

 

 

The AMUSU Vice-President, Sajjad S Rather, alleged that not five, but 20 armed people had tried to storm the place and target Vice-President Hamid Ansari who was being felicitated by the organization. He also added that Jinnah’s photograph in AMSU’s Hall has not been removed.

 

 

Rather commented:

“It will not be removed. We did not place this picture. His photo was placed when India and Pakistan were one country and this is history, which cannot be erased. The then union placed it. How did it suddenly become an issue?”

 

 

The entire issue has also been raked up by Aligarh’s BJP MP Satish Gautam, who said:

“On Wednesday, 70 of us marched to AMU because we wanted the Jinnah photo to be removed. Over 100 AMUSU students equipped with swords tried to stop us. They abused us as well as the police officers. They even tried to beat us after which police had to resort to lathi charge.”

 

 

Although the Police’s lathi charge injured 20 students, Twitterati were all praises for the Police for their swift and timely action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The National Commission for Minorities has sought a report from Aligarh district administration on police action on students demanding the arrest of members of a right-wing outfit which protested displaying Jinnah’s picture on the campus.

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