AMU Jinnah portrait row snowballs, 'Rs 1 lakh reward for tearing posters'

AMU Jinnah portrait row snowballs, 'Rs 1 lakh reward for tearing posters'

AMU Jinnah portrait row snowballs, 'Rs 1 lakh reward for tearing posters'

They also tried to burn the effigy of Jinnah before the police took it away.

The row over Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait at Aligarh Muslim University claimed a fresh victim on Friday: a picture of AMU founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was removed from a PWD guesthouse in nearby Khair. "We will continue opposing Jinnah portrait on AMU campus", he said.

Blaming Jinnah for having broken the country at the time of partition, Farhat - the national head of All-India Muslim Mahasangh - announced that the reward would be given to anyone who burns Jinnah's photo which created ruckus at AMU.

The students of AMU had alleged in their FIR that around 25 youths, who belonged to the Hindu Yuva Vahini, tried to enter the campus on May 2.

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Jaswant Singh, who held the External Affairs and Finance portfolios in the Vajpayee government, was another senior BJP leader who praised Jinnah in a book he wrote in 2009 titled "Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence". During his Karnataka election tour, Mr Adityanath said he was against honouring Pakistan's founder. AMU vice-chancellor Tariq Mansoor visited the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital today, where three of the AMU students injured after the police lathi-charge are being treated.

Apparently addressing AMU students, he said it is one of the leading universities in the country and they (the students) should be aware of the expectations the country has from them. He said that Muslim youth today share not an iota of the views of Jinnah and the two-nation theory. The inquiry will also ascertain as to why no FIR was registered against them. Several students including AMUSU President Maskoor Usmani, Secretary Mohammad Fahad, and Former Vice President Mazin Zaidi were severely injured in the violence.

The services will remain suspended until Saturday midnight so that communal messaging inciting communal clashes aren't circulated.

They met Rajpal Singh, city magistrate of Greater Noida and submitted a memorandum to him which was addressed to President Ram Nath Kovind in which six demands were raised.

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