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AMU VC recommends judicial inquiry into campus violence

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 17:27

Aligarh: Aligarh Muslim University Vice
Chancellor PK Abdul Azis on Wednesday recommended a judicial inquiry
into last month`s campus violence following which the varsity
was closed for nearly a fortnight.

In a statement, Azis said his move of instituting the
inquiry would have to be ratified at the next meeting of the
University`s Executive Council.

The Vice Chancellor also granted permission to a
number of final year students, who had been suspended in
connection with the last month`s violence, to appear in the
annual examination, which commenced from today.
The permission, pending enquiry, has been given on
"compassionate grounds". 38 students were suspended in
connection with the April 29 violence.

Describing the activities of AMU teachers operating on
the platform of the AMU Anti Corruption Forum as "illegal" and
against the code of conduct of teachers, Azis accused them of
trying to disturb the atmosphere of the campus.
The Forum has launched an indefinite hunger strike
from May 16 demanding the removal of the Vice Chancellor and
release of the interim report by two former judges of the High
Court into the alleged financial bungling by some senior
University officials.

AMU Teachers` Association is also holding a relay
hunger strike since the past one week demanding removal of the
VC and Proctor.


First Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 17:27

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