Former Vice President M Hamid Ansari supports AMU students' demand, says timing of incident raises questions
Hamid Ansari said the programme of the day, including an address by him on May 2 in the Kennedy Auditorium, was publicly known.
A relay hunger strike would begin this evening if authorities do not agree to take action against members of right-wing organizations who barged into the campus and were involved in acts of violence.
Aligarh Muslim University Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor meets Home Minister Rajnath Singh amid ongoing row over Jinnah portrait
Singh assured Mansoor of all help from the Central government in restoring normalcy in the university, the official privy to the meeting said.
Jinnah's portrait row a non-issue, it is there at Bombay High Court and Sabarmati Ashram too: Aligarh Muslim University VC Tariq Mansoor
Professor Tariq Mansoor also asserts that the agitation by students in the university had no connection with the Jinnah portrait row.
Worried about consequences of the Jinnah portrait at AMU, rather than the portrait itself: Union HRD ministry
The Union human resources development ministry has urged the Aligarh Muslim University to follow the “protocol on display of portraits” but has left it to the University to decide.
Two right-wing activists, allegedly involved in Wednesday’s AMU campus violence, were arrested by the district police.
Tension prevailed in Aligarh and students continued with their sit-in at the university's Baab-e-Syed gate, where they had clashed with the police on Wednesday.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also reacted on this controversy saying that the person who was behind the partition of India cannot be accorded respect here.