AMU VC orders hostel search to seize fire arms
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 05, 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 05, 2011, 13:46

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