Jinnah portrait row: Aligarh Muslim University students call off protest

The students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) today ended their protest over a portrait of Pakistan founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah, an official said.

Published: 17th May 2018 12:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th May 2018 12:24 AM   |  A+A-

Police control the situation after a clash between two groups at Aligarh Muslim University. | PTI

By PTI

ALIGARH: The students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Wednesday ended their protest over a portrait of Pakistan founder Muhammed Ali Jinnah, an official said.

According to AMU spokesman Omar Peerzada, at around 8 pm this evening the vice chancellor Prof Tariq Mansoor accompanied by his wife Dr Hameeda Tariq visited the dharna site and offered juice to student protestors who were sitting on a hunger strike since past three days.

The Aligarh Muslim University Students' Union (AMUSU) leaders sat on an indefinite hunger strike demanding a judicial enquiry into the violence on the campus over the portrait of Pakistan's founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

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