Aligarh Muslim University students protest against police brutality

AGRA: Students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) took out a protest march on Monday against what they termed as a “brutal attack” on them by police during their rail blockade programme on December 31. Raising slogans against UP police and carrying placards “AMU stands against injustice” and “UP police murdabad”, the students submitted a memorandum to chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, through the local administration demanding action against the police personnel.

Talking to TOI, Nabeel Usmani, secretary of AMU, said we were proceeding towards the railway platform peacefully to protest against the failure of the police in tracing missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad, when police resorted to unprovoked lathicharge, leaving several students injured.

 The AMU students’ union had earlier demanded a CBI inquiry into Najeeb Ahmed‘s mysterious disappearance from the JNU campus and had also submitted a memorandum to the President of India. In their memorandum, the students’ union, without naming any particular organisation, had blamed certain outfits for spreading unrest in universities across the country. “These organisations were also involved in the killing of of Rohit Vemula of Hyderabad Central University and a professor in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh,” the memorandum had stated.





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