The never-ending attack on AMU, India’s top-ranked university – By Siddhant Mohan
…AMU has always been a university of national importance and never has it been discriminated against on the grounds that most of its students belong to minority groups. It has produced loads of students who are proud to call themselves Aligs everywhere in the world.
But things started changing in 2017, soon after Ajay Singh Bisht aka Yogi Adityanath became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Leading BJP politicians and ministers from the started had already been speaking against AMU’s minority status and soon Yogi Adityanath joined the herd and raised the demand of scrapping the AMU’s minority status.
However, things took a violent turn last year with a protest started to remove the photo of Mohammad Ali Jinnah from AMU’s student union building. The controversy behind Jinnah, the honorary member of AMU students union, sparked after BJP MLA Satish Gautam raised the same question. Following the controversy, BJP-ABVP goons entered the University premises while ex-Vice President of India Hamid Ansari was in the campus.…
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