The Aligarh Muslim University Teacher’s Association on Wednesday condemned the booking of 14 students under Sedition charges and asked the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind to intervene in the matter.
The teachers have urged the President to take Suo Moto cognisance of this action of the state government and direct the authorities to deal the matter without any bias.
AMUTA passed a unanimous resolution on Wednesday evening strongly condemning the serious sedition charges and others levelled against the AMU students. They asked to send a strong message or directive to the nation that serious charges like “sedition” should be invoked only after thorough inquiry and not within a few hours of the alleged incident.
Fourteen AMU students, including their union chief, were booked under sedition charges after a complaint was filed by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha activist Mukesh Lodhi, alleging that he was assaulted amid chants of pro-Pakistan slogans by some students. This was after the protest held by members of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha who demanded ban of AIMIM lawmaker Asaduddin Owaisi visit to the campus.
Earlier this week, few students also got into serious scuffle with few female reports and cameramen of Republic TV channel which had allegedly come to the campus to cover the event without have any prior permission of the AMU authorities.
As per the details so far, as many as eight students have been suspended from the campus for creating indiscipline and nuisance in the university campus.
As communicated by Omar Peerzada, an AMU official, eight students identified as Ajay Singh, Manish Kumar, Aman Sharma, Pavan Jadon, Imran Khan, Abdul Mabood, Farhan Zubairi and Adil Khan have been accused of creating indiscipline and nuisance in the university campus leading to their suspension.