AMU: Annual exams postponed; two held


"Examinations in Aligarh Muslim University have been postponed till May 12 due to the ongoing protests", Public Relations Officer, Umar Salim Parizda told ANI.

Even as the row continues in Aligarh Muslim University, famous Dargah Aala Hazrat of Bareilvi Muslim sect has issued a fatwa against the Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah directing Muslims in the country not to support him.

Later, two youths wanted in connection with the violence were arrested by the police.

Pradip Ratnam, PWD superintending engineer in Khair, said the state government had ordered that pictures of Modi and chief minister Yogi Adityanath be hung in the guesthouse while seeking an explanation why Sir Syed's portrait had been removed. The AMUOBA, a forum of alumni of AMU working in Riyadh, also strongly condemned the callous attack on the AMU students inside the university, an attempt to disturb peace in the campus, on May 2, 2018 by armed miscreants.

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In an open letter, AMU Vice Chancellor Tariq Mansoor, on Tuesday, asked students not to fall into the trap of those trying to destroy the institution's image.

In his letter, the VC "fully endorsed" the students' demand for a judicial inquiry and denounced the "excessive use of force" by the police.

According to the police, after the AMU campus violence, the duo had allegedly posted objectionable material on social media which had led to temporary suspension of internet service in the city. "The assault on the university from different quarters calls for a rational response and thoughtful action without being swayed by emotions", he said. They have also urged the Aligarh administration to register the FIR filed by the AMU Students' Union.

Aligarh: The students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), who are protesting since May 2 against the brutal police action in the university campus, on Sunday recieved the supports from civil society members, lawyers and students' organisations of other universities.