New Delhi: After cow meat row, now universities across India are likely to get into trouble over cooking oil used to make food in these canteens.
Unlike other universities, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is now caught in cooking oil row after controversy erupted this Sunday.
Vegetarians students alleged that they were served food cooked in oil used to prepare non-vegetarian dishes, TOI reports.
AMU has denied such allegations and on Sunday, Bhartiya Yuva Morcha’s city unit chief Nikhil Maheshwari issued a statement alleging that the incident was a “deliberate ploy” to hurt the sentiments of Hindus.
In a letter to the vice-chancellor, students at the Sir Syed Hall (North) alleged that they were served vegetarian food cooked in the same oil in which non-vegetarian meals had been made.
The students demanded action for negligence that has hurt their religious sentiments.
A written complaint has also been filed at the Banna Devi police station regarding the same issue.
AMU spokesman Shafey Kidwai said an inquiry into the allegations was done which revealed the allegation was “completely baseless”.
Respect for religious sentiments of all students was the hallmark of the university’s secular traditions of the university’s foundation said the spokesperson.
Bhartiya Yuva Morcha is to blamed for creating the whole controversy said former AMU union president Mashkoor Usmani.
“The youth wing of BJP has been targeting AMU for the past couple of months,” he recalls, this cooking oil just a new fresh to disturb the campus harmony.
AMU Dismisses Allegations That Vegetarian Food Was Made in Oil Used For Meat Dishes