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AMU VC orders hostel search to seize fire arms

Last Updated: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 13:46

Aligarh: Amidst allegations of Aligarh Muslim
University students stocking fire arms in some hostels, its
Vice Chancellor PK Abdul Azis on Thursday ordered a search to seize
any such material.
"In view of official reports that warring student groups
have stored fire arms in some hostels, the university
authorities will carry out extensive search in hostels to
seize any such material," Azis said in a statement here.

The Proctor has been authorised to complete the operation
within the next three days, he said.

Proctor Beg Mujahid Beg in a press conference on May 2
had alleged that some hostels were being used by students for
stocking fire arms. Condemning the statement, AMU Teachers`
Association had passed a resolution describing the remark as
"irresponsible, baseless and defamatory".
Reacting strongly to the VC`s statement, the Teacher`s
Association secretary Mustafa Zaidi said the issue of illicit
arms in hostels was being racked up to justify the closure of
the university.

AMU was shut down indefinitely on Saturday following
clashes between two groups of students that left 12 of them
injured. The teachers are on an indefinite dharna against the
campus closure.

However, the VC said the agitating teachers and students
are in fact vitiating the peaceful atmosphere with the sole
purpose of de-stabilising the university administration.

The VC said those who are trying to disturb the campus
peace "will soon be exposed".


First Published: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 13:46

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