Malegaon: A high-level delegation, which went
to see the site of the proposed Aligarh Muslim University
(AMU) centre near here in north Maharashtra, had to return
without inspecting the spot due to opposition from local
The delegation, headed by AMU Vice-Chancellor P K Abdul
Azis, consisted of Nashik Collector P Velrasu, NCP MP from
Nashik Sameer Bhujbal, Maharashtra Minority Commission
Secretary Sayyad Hashmi and some members of the UP-based
A piece of land near Kajawade village has been selected
for the AMU`s off campus centre.
The delegation visited Kajawade but following protests
from villagers, it had to go back without seeing the site
yesterday, according to the village sarpanch Pralhad Borse.
The villagers are not ready to part with their
agricultural land for the centre, he said.
The university has already inspected another possible site
for the AMU campus in Aurangabad in central Maharashtra.
The AMU has its centres in Murshidabad in West Bengal and
Mallampuram in Kerala, and plans to have such facilities in
five more states.