AMU students continue with their protest

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Earlier, the AMU officials clarified that the students' protest at the varsity gate is not related to Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait as reported by a section in the media.

Addressing AMU students, he said it is one of the leading universities in the country and they (the students) should be aware of the expectations the country has from them.

Wading into the controversy over the presence of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said that Muslims who support the idea of having Jinnah's portrait in AMU are insulting their forefathers. District magistrate Chandra Bhushan Singh said "there will be no internet services from 2 pm today to 12 midnight tomorrow". The leader from Bihar told the student protestors that the issue of police "lathicharge on AMU students on Wednesday will be taken up by opposition parties because what took place was not a lathicharge but a premeditated attack on unarmed protesters". AMU Teachers' Association (AMUTA) has sent a notice to President Ram Nath Kovind about "urgently institute" a high-level judicial inquiry into this incident. AMU vice-chancellor Tariq Mansoor on Friday visited the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital where three of the students injured in the police lathi-charge are being treated. agitating over the portrait of the Pakistan founder.

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Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Aligarh MP Satish Gautam was the first to question the portrait's presence in the office, which has been there for decades. We have assembled here to expose this politics and how right-wing people entered the campus with an intention to disturb the peaceful environment. On Thursday, chief minister Yogi Adityanath also called for the removal of Jinnah's portrait.

He further said that there was no reason to display the picture in any Indian institute after Partition, adding that there was no justification for having the picture of Jinnah in the university.

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