14 students booked: Muslim leaders say AMU being misused for polarisation

New Delhi: Muslim leaders have reacted strongly against targeting Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) for polarisation in view of 2019 general elections and urged secular parties to raise a secular voice as they had done for Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). They said the matter is being given a communal turn.

The Muslim leaders strongly condemned the booking of sedition cases against 14 students and advised AMU administration to knock the door of Court and protect its children.

According to Inquilab, ex-MP and ex-president AMU students Union Mohammed Adeeb, ex-president AMU Students’ union and Supreme Court advocate Z K Faizan, national spokesman of Congress M Afzal, ex-BSP MP Mohammed Salim Ansari and advocate Allahabad Farman Ahmed Naqvi strongly reacted on the issue.

It must be noted that Bajrang Dal, Hindu Vahini, ABVP for the past few months are targeting Aligarh Muslim University. In a recent controversy fourteen students including current and former office-bearers of the Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union (AMUSU) were booked on the sedition charge and other IPC sections on Wednesday for allegedly raising anti-national slogans on the campus.

The FIR came a day after protests on campus against a planned visit by AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi Tuesday when some AMU students were allegedly involved in an altercation with reporters and a cameraman of Republic TV.