Students protest forces AMU VC to shift from campus

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.

PTI



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

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