Vice-Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University has issued an appeal to the students staging dharna against right-wings fanatics who tried to attack the former Vice-President of India and against police attack on innocent students. Vice-Chancellor has maintained his solidarity with the protesting students and asked them to be rational in any of their endeavours. He asked students to be very cautious about some media houses who are hell bent to tarnish the image of AMU. His appeal:
ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY
May 08, 2018
As you all know, our beloved University is passing through a difficult phase. Taking advantages of the present crisis, section of media, especially some TV channels, armed with all kinds of half-truths, are constantly trying to create a very negative image of the University. The assault on the University from different quarters call for both rational response and thoughtful action without being swayed by emotions. I have already denounced the excessive use of force on our students which resulted in injuries to the present and former office bearers of the Union and other students. I was deeply anguished when I visited the injured students in J. N. Medical College.
I, along with my wife, also visited the dharna site to express solidarity with the genuine demands of the students. I share our students’ pain and have endorsed the demand for judicial inquiry and conveyed the sentiments of AMU fraternity to all concerned.
Dear students, we should not fall into the trap of some forces, which are bent on destroying the image of our Alma Mater and paying with your bright future. Under no circumstances should you let your studies suffer, especially when your exams are just round the corner.
I appeal to all of you to maintain your calm and focus on your studies wholeheartedly and do well in your career.
With best wishes,
Prof. Tariq Mansoor