The demands included that the portraits of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, be "prohibited from display in the country" and that a case be lodged for sedition against those supporting Jinnah. The measure has been taken to prevent rumour mongering.
Mumbai: Widespread outrage, anger and condemnation from different quarters were reported two days after videos and photographs of brutal police action against the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students went viral on various social media platforms. AMU vice-chancellor Tariq Mansoor visited the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital today, where three of the AMU students injured after the police lathi-charge are being treated.
As the tension escalated, the authorities suspended internet service in Aligarh district and imposed Section 144 to tackle the situation.
Around 3,000 students offered Friday prayers at the protest site.
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Meanwhile, AMU Teachers' Association (AMUTA) has sent a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind asking him to "urgently institute" a high-level judicial probe into the incident.
Violence broke out at the university campus when outsider barged in and demanded that the portrait of Jinnah be removed from the students' union office.
Jamiyat president and former Rajya Sabha MP Maulana Mahmood Madani appealed to the AMU students to remove the portrait of Jinnah from student union's office and withdraw all demonstrations. Lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar, too, waded into the controversy by saying that not only Jinnah but also the temples built for Godse must be condemned. We have assembled here to expose this politics and how right-wing people entered the campus with an intention to disturb the peaceful environment. After the uproar over his portrait in the Aligarh Muslim University, now objections have been raised by another Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader to Jinnah House and Jinnah Hall in Mumbai.
In the letter, the BJP leader said that he wanted to know under what circumstances the portrait of Jinnah was still placed in the university.