AMU teachers accuse VC of `neglecting` reservation issue
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 06, 2010, 16:14
Aligarh: Teachers at Aligarh Muslim University have accused the Vice Chancellor of deliberately "neglecting" the ongoing court case pertaining to the University's appeal for restoring "reservation" to Muslims in the University.

The AMU Teacher's Association today passed a resolution describing as "failure" university administration inability to ensure presence of its legal counsel on two consecutive dates for hearing in the Supreme Court in this crucial case.

The resolution passed said the "callous" attitude of senior university officials on this sensitive issue would have a "negative" impact on the university's and Central government's ongoing attempts for preserving the university's minority character. AMU teachers have demanded immediate removal of University's standing counsel in the Supreme Court.

When contacted, a spokesman for the university said Arifuddin, Deputy Registrar (Legal), of the University has been suspended for negligence on this matter.

AMU Teacher's Association general secretary Jamshed Siddiqui, however, described the Deputy Registrar's suspension as a "white wash".

He said Deputy Registrar has been made a "scapegoat".

Meanwhile, the university has decided to drop Hyderabad as a centre for its admission tests this year, according to an official notification.

The decision has been taken in view of the ongoing Telangana agitation in that city which is causing security concerns to the University.

According to the Controller for Admission and Examinations, Perves Mustajab, all applicants who had opted for Hyderabad as their test centre will now be allotted their second choice for the test centre.

Those who have not mentioned a second choice are being contacted through phone .


First Published: Tuesday, April 06, 2010, 16:14

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