Students protest forces AMU VC to shift from campus
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Last Updated: Friday, October 22, 2010, 20:52
Aligarh: Agitating students at Aligarh Muslim University continued their sit-in outside the Vice Chancellor's residence, forcing him to shift outside the campus.

Vice Chancellor P K Abdul Azis has not entered his house since last night as the students demanding restoration of the students' union have been squatting in front of the two gates leading to the Vice Chancellor's lodge, thus preventing him from entering the house.

The residents of VM Hall and Habib Hall had yesterday boycotted their afternoon meal and placed food items in huge metal containers in front of the gates of the lodge, where some students are on indefinite hunger strike since early this month.

The Vice Chancellor has now shifted to the Exhibition grounds government guest house where he spent the night, University officials said.

According to a statement issued by the university, the Vice Chancellor continues to stay at the government guest house.

The students are demanding restoration of their union, which was dissolved in 2007, and the removal of senior University officials whom they blame for rusticating more than 150 students during the past three years.


First Published: Friday, October 22, 2010, 20:52

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