Amid tension, Aligarh Muslim University postpones examinations till May 12


Holding placards in their hands with inscriptions like "kya AMU Pakistan mein hai", "Jinnah ki tasveer kyon", "Desh ke gaddar Jinnah ka Mahimamandan kyon", the students staged demonstration and raised before burning the effigy.

On a related note the portrait of Jinnah has been hanging on a wall in the students union's office at AMU for decades.

Modi's response comes just days after a Hindu outfit in Aligarh demanded the removal of a portrait of the "Father of Pakistan" from a meeting hall. Jinnah is the architect of India's partition and it's not proper for Muslims in India to support him. "Their plan was to attack Hamid Ansari, former vice president of India, who was present in the campus to attend an event", the memorandum signed by AMUOBA's office bearers Aziz Ur Rab, Nooruddin Khan, Asim Zeehan, Anwar Bilgrami and Athar Rasool said. This aims to address the students' demands pertaining to the violence on the campus on May 2. According to Aligarh SSP Ajay Kumar Sahini, heavy force has been deployed outside the campus.

AMU officials have said that Mr Jinnah was a founder member of the university's court and was granted life membership of the student union.

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Prof Mansoor said the University had "no intention of further delaying the examination schedule" as any such move will jeopardise the career prospects of a large number of students.

IG, Aligarh Zone, Dr Sanjeev Gupta told PTI that two youths arrested on Sunday were also active in the attempts to disturb peace in the old city.

On May 2, AMU students clashed with the police demanding action against the Hindu Yuva Vahini protesters who were detained at a police station but allegedly allowed to leave after some time.

Internet services were also suspended in the university premises to prevent the communal heat up over the topic. The fact is, millions of Muslims living in India who have deep respect for other religions as well have already rejected Jinnah and his divisive politics that led to the killings of more than a lakh innocent people.