In a major development in Jinnah portrait row, internet services have been suspended in Aligarh district. The major development in the wake of unrest in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) after the Jinnah portrait row. Tension continued to prevail in Aligarh and AMU students staged a sit-in at the university’s Baab-e-Syed gate. The clash on Wednesday took place when the AMU students were demanding action against right-wing protesters who entered the university campus. Reportedly, the right-wing protesters wanted the Pakistan founder’s portrait removed from the student union office. Aligarh DM has confirmed that there will be no internet services from 2 pm today to 12 midnight tomorrow. As per the DM, “This has been done to prevent rumour mongering.” According to the DM’s order, “It had come to the administration’s notice that some anti-social elements could vitiate communal harmony by spreading rumours through videos, using internet services.”
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6:10 PM The situation in Aligarh is under control, confirms UP DGP Om Prakash Singh
The situation in #Aligarh is under control. We are watchful and will not let any untoward incident take place: Om Prakash Singh, the Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) pic.twitter.com/Nu0AW7Nc7b
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 4, 2018
5:41 PM AMUTA secretary Najmul Islam told PTI that they have urged the President to treat the matter seriously as it involved a breach in the security of former Vice President Hamid Ansari. Ansari was supposed to be felicitated at the University the day the violence broke out.
5:40 PM AMU Teachers’ Association (AMUTA) has sent a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind asking him to “urgently institute” a high-level judicial probe into the incident.
5:38 PM AMU vice-chancellor Tariq Mansoor on Friday visited the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital where three of the students injured in the police lathi-charge are being treated.
5:11 PM AMU students are boycotting classes for the next two days.
5:10The AMU students offered Friday prayers at the scene of the dharna in which a large number of teachers and other members of the university fraternity participated.
5:09 PM The Jinnah row had started after local BJP MP Satish Gautam wrote to AMU raising objections to the portrait.
5:08 PM: AMU says, “Portraits of all life members of the student union hang there. Jinnah, a founder member of the University Court, had also been given this honour before Partition.”