AMU standoff continues over charges against VC
Aligarh: Detractors of AMU vice chancellor Prof P K Abdul Azis boycotted the Executive Council meeting of the governing body for the second time questioning his propriety in chairing it after allegations of financial irregularities against him.
The vice chancellor, who has been charged with committing financial irregularities described yesterday`s meeting as legal, saying quorum was not applicable to the adjourned meeting, though eight of the 26 members stayed away.
However, AMU Teacher`s Association Secretary Jamshed Siddiqui, who is also an elected member of the council, maintained that it was not an adjourned meeting as the one scheduled for July 26 did not take place due to lack of quorum.
Describing the "deliberate boycott" by some council members as a serious matter, the university spokesman said it was paralysing the normal functioning of the institution and affecting the statutory function of the council.
Meanwhile, the two-member probe panel constituted by President Pratibha Patil, who is a Visitor of the University, to go into the allegations will commence proceedings on August 20.
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