Jinnah also contributed to India's freedom struggle: Gorakhpur MP

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The internet services in Aligarh will remain suspended from 2:00 pm (04 may 2018) to 12:00 am (06 May 2018). This has been done to prevent rumour mongering, he added.

AMU Students' Union President Mashqoor Ahmed Usmani told India Today that the Aligarh SSP Ajay Sahni is playing in the hands of the right-wing Hindu organisations and this was the first time in the history of AMU when there was a clash among the students of the university and members of Hindu outfits.

The agitating students are also demanding a case of sedition against BJP MP Satish Gautam who had written to the AMU vice-chancellor, seeking removal of the Jinnah portrait. The crowd increased within a couple of few hours, and the entire area was cordoned off by the local police and the para-military forces.

The Jinnah portrait has been hanging at the AMU's students union hall since 1938 as he was awarded students union membership. Jinnah, the founder member of the University Court, had also been given this honour before Partition.

Yesterday, 28 students and 13 cops were injured in a clash which broke out between AMU students and the police.

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The VC later visited the protesting students and assured them of his "solidarity".

The KUTA spokesman in a statement said there was no justification of police action against those were peacefully protesting against vandalization and manhandling by HIndu Yuva Vahini members who in turn had forced their entry into the AMU campus and raised objectionable and intimidating slogans inside the campus.

The teachers also plan a peace march up to the district collectorate.

He demanded that the Aligarh SSP be immediately transferred as he failed to ensure the security of the former Vice-President Hamid Ansari and his wife when they arrived at the University. Islam said protesters who had entered the campus were reportedly carrying firearms.

The students will continue their protest outside the UP Bhawan on Saturday, added media reports.

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