AMU Unrest: A Timeline of Events

The unrest in Aligarh Muslim University is witnessing an ongoing protest till date. The students are demanding that the miscreants who forcibly entered the university campus on May 2 and created a ruckus should be arrested. They also are demanding that the FIR lodged against students of AMU, should be squashed.

A timeline of the events:

9. More than 15,000 students and their supporters form a human chain to express their solidarity against the right-wing and the brutal action of the police. The protesting students at the Baab-e-Syed gate say that they are hopeful that the local administration will be meeting their demands.

8. A delegation of the AMU Students Union (AMUSU) meets senior officials including Additional Director General of Police Ajay Anand, the Inspector General of Police, the District Magistrate, the Senior Superintendent of Police and other officials.

7. The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Tariq Mansoor meets with Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi.

6. Mr. Mansoor suggests students not to fall prey to lies being spread by a section of media. He issues a statement to university students and holds a section of media/channels responsible for spreading lies.

A circular issued by AMU Vice Chancellor. Picture: Sourced

5. The unrest causes the examination to be postponed until May 12. “Examinations in Aligarh Muslim University have been postponed till May 12 due to the ongoing protests,” Public Relations Officer, Umar Salim Parizda tells ANI.

4. A video of students raising ‘Azadi’ slogans goes viral on social media.

3. A magisterial inquiry gets ordered to be conducted by the additional district magistrate, Bachhu Singh, whose report is to be submitted in 15 days time. He tells Times of India that the inquiry will find out how the Hindu right-wing activists reached AMU gates the second time and why no action was taken by the police to resist them.

2. Internet remains suspended in Aligarh for more than 24 hours.

1. The clashes break out between students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and police, which leave 28 students and 13 cops injured. The students march towards police station after Hindu groups protested outside the university campus.