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AMU students take HC decision easy
October 06, 2005 20:41 IST
As normalcy returned to Aligarh Muslim University after Wednesday's flutter over the Allahabad High Court's verdict derecognising AMU's minority status, its students' body on Thursday decided "not to politicise" the issue and brace up for a protracted legal battle instead.
The AMU Students' Union passed a resolution at an emergency general body meeting in Aligarh stating that the entire student community stood behind the vice-chancellor in the university's attempt to seek justice from the country's highest courts and also for "saving the future of those who are adversely affected by the judgment of the High Court."
Its president Abdul Hafiz "Gandhi" asked the students "not to politicise the issue" but to maintain calm and help the university in its legal battle on the issue. The students' and teachers' bodies said they were not interested in whipping up emotions on campus unnecessarily.
"We are proud of the fact that despite some provocative action on Wednesday by some elements outside the campus who are opposed to the reservation policy, not a single AMU student gave vent to emotions by taking to the streets," university registrar Faizan Mustafa added.
Rapid Action Force personnel had been deployed around the university campus on Wednesday as a precautionary measure amid fears that the sensitive issue might snowball. Denying that any protest demonstration had been held in the campus on Wednesday, Mustafa said the university was yet to receive a copy of the High Court's judgment quashing the Aligarh Muslim University Amendment Act, 1981.