Students protest `lawlessness` in AMU

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 17:25

Aligarh: Students of Aligarh Muslim University on
Monday took out a protest march against deteriorating law and order situation in the campus.

The group of 250 AMU students, who were prevented from proceeding to the Vice-Chancellor`s office by the police, later raised slogans against the rising incidence of violence in the campus recently.

There have been a number of shooting incidents in and around the campus during the past week and "no action was being taken against the perpetrators while innocent students were being framed", the students alleged.

In a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the protesters alleged that some supporters of the Samajwadi Party were "instigating trouble" in the campus and demanded a CID inquiry into the incidents of violence during the past one week.
According to AMU sources, trouble had been brewing at the campus following the abrupt cancellation of Mulayam Singh`s visit to the university two weeks back following opposition by teachers and some students.

The protesters also vented their ire against the police for not taking action against a driver in a hit and run case inside the campus "since the car belonged to a local Samajwadi party leader".

The students further alleged that the abandoned car involved in the hit and run case case which was handed over to the police after the accident "was returned back to the owner of the car instead of any action being taken".

When contacted, a senior AMU official parried question as to why no action has been taken against any person for the "firing incidents which have taken place on three successive days last week".

"We are planing to take strong punitive measures in the next few days," he said.

PTI

First Published: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 17:25

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