Outrage as Rampur Court Upholds Order to Demolish Mohammad Ali Jauhar University’s Gate
A fresh anger against the BJP and UP government has erupted among Muslim students, political activists and members of civil society who have launched a social media campaign under the hashtag #SaveJauharUniversity after a District Court in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, dismissed an appeal by Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan against demolition of the main gate of Mohammad Ali Jauhar University which the authorities allege has been built after encroaching upon land belonging to the Public Works Department (PWD).
…attempts by the UP government to “harm” Jauhar University is part of the conspiracy of “fascist forces” to keep Muslim minorities away from education. “There is nothing illegal about the gate but the officials are under pressure to follow the orders from the top and an environment has been created to demonise Jauhar University,” Hassan said, adding they will continue the legal battle for justice.
President, All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, Navaid Hamid, called the move as “an organised attack on the struggle of Indian Muslims for educational empowerment”….