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Student violence: Aligarh Muslim University closes

September 17, 2007 15:47 IST
Last Updated: September 17, 2007 16:39 IST


Aligarh Muslim University was on Monday closed sine die following violence sparked by killing of a varsity student in the campus.

The students residing in the hostels were asked to vacate them within 48 hours and Rapid Action Force and PAC personnel were deployed in the campus where the situation is tense but under control, AMU spokesman Rahat Abrar said.

Abrar said an emergency meeting of the executive council members of the university and its dean called immediately after the vice chencellor's house was attacked on Monday morning took the decision to close the varsity sine die.

It also decided to institute a high-level probe by a retired Supreme Court judge into all incidents of violence and vandalism in the campus during the past one year.

The AMU will also urge the Centre to order a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the killings on the campus since April 2006, the spokesman said.

The killing of the student on Sunday night was the third such incident since April 2007.

Hundreds of students protesting Mazhar Naeem's killing went on rampage on Monday morning and set afire Vice Chancellor P K Abdul Aziz's residence.

Aziz, however, was not present in his house when it was attacked.

The protestors also attacked the AMU staff club and the proctor's office causing heavy damage to property.

The spokesman said special arrangements have been made for the transportation of the students by road and rail.



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