Jinnah painting row: AMU students call off protest

By: | Published: May 17, 2018 12:39 AM

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

Jinnah painting, AMU, Aligarh Muslim University, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Omar Peerzada, indiaThe Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union (AMUSU) leaders sat on an indefinite hunger strike demanding a judicial enquiry into the violence on the campus. (File Photo: PTI)

The students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) today ended their protest over a portrait of Pakistan founder Mohammed 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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