VC asks AMU students to get back to studies, union rejects plea

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University authorities were in constant touch with district authorities and holding regular talks with protesting students to "chalk out a roadmap for complete normalcy", he said. "We should not fall into the trap of certain forces that are hell-bent on destroying the image of our Alma mater and are playing with your bright future". The unrest has forced AMU administration to postpone the exams.

In his letter, the VC "fully endorsed" the students' demand for a judicial inquiry and denounced the "excessive use of force" by the police.

Accusing a section of television channels, the university authority said, "As you all know, our beloved university is passing through a hard phase, taking advantage 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 calls for a rational response and thoughtful action without being swayed by emotions", he said. Earlier on Saturday, JNU Students union leaders had also addressed the protesting students at the AMU main gate and extended their support.

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A number of students, including president of AMU Students Union (AMUSU) and other office bearers, were severely injured in the police action. Jinnah had also been given this honour before Partition.

"A 16-member coordination committee was also formed to look at the prevailing situation and to maintain peace", he added.

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