The Pune Police have filed an FIR against ex-AMU student-leader Sharjeel Usmani for delivering hate speech at a January 30 event, ‘Elgar Parishad 2021'. Booking Sharjeel under the IPC Section 153A, the police instigated a probe after a video of the speech went viral. While the FIR was filed by BJP youth wing leader Pradeep Gavade, state opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis termed Usmani’s speech as "anti-Hindutva". Elgar Parishad is organized… read-more
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The Aligarh Muslim University will bury a time capsule on January 26 to mark its centenary. Weighing over 1.5 tonnes, the steel capsule will possess the 100-year history of the University from 1920. Reportedly, the capsule would be buried 30 feet deep in front of the Victoria gate. Interestingly, the varsity had buried a similar time capsule in 1877 when it was known as Muslim Anglo Oriental College.
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Failing to pay property tax of over Rs 14 crore, the bank account of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has been seized by the city's municipal corporation. Reportedly, the corporation has given "enough chances" to the university to pay the dues pending for the past eight-ten years. Chief Taxation Officer Vinay Kumar Rai stated that if the dues are not cleared by the university in a week, the administration may obfuscate the properties of AMU.… read-more
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Marking the occasion of Aligarh Muslim University's 100th anniversary, PM Narendra Modi has attended the celebration via video-conferencing on December 22. In his speech, PM Modi has lauded AMU for its efforts during the pandemic, such as conducting free tests and creating plasma-banks. Moreover, he has highlighted the diversity in AMU, and termed it 'Mini India'. Besides, he has… read-more
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While doing honours as the chief guest for Aligarh Muslim University's (AMU) centenary celebrations on December 22, PM Narendra Modi will set a unique feat. Interestingly, he will be the first PM in 56 years to participate in the varsity's program. Former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri was the last PM to have delivered a speech at the AMU. Reportedly, Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will assist PM Modi in the event.
Sharjeel Usmani, a student from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) who was involved in clashes between AMU-students, police, and security forces during the anti-CAA protests, has been booked under the UP Control of Goondas Act. Reportedly, an externment order has been issued against him, banning his stay in Aligarh for six months. Official order has called Sharjeel "a threat for the public". However, Sharjeel said the actions against him are "… read-more
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Dr Azimuddin Malik, who had rejected the UP Police's “no rape” theory in the Hathras rape case was denied an extension in his service at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). Malik, a temporary doctor at AMU claimed that the samples were collected 11 days after the incident and had no evidentiary value. Reportedly, his service ended on October 10. However, AMU authorities have denied any relation between the incidents.
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On August 19, a woman employee of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) filed a sexual harassment case against four professors. One of the professors had previously filed a case of assault against half a dozen men, which includes the son of the woman employee. Anil Samania, the circle officer of Civil Lines police station stated that since a cross-case has been filed, the matter is being investigated.
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