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Aligarh: AMU Students’ Union (AMUSU) has condemned the FIR lodged in the local police station against the students of the university and declared all the charges as false and fabricated.
In a press release, AMUSU states that the charges of sedition and others are frivolous and based on falsehood and fraud. The Union says that the FIR symbolises extreme repression by the state. AMUSU calls incident as nothing but frustration of the ruling regime to incite communal violence before 2019 elections and that BJP wants to make AMU as a launching pad for its new wave of communal politics.
“As the fact remains that Modi government has failed on all fronts of development and is facing a tough time of Rafale Scam, it is trying to hide behind the communal colour”, says the statement.
AMU Students Union President, M Salman Imtiaz has released these statements which describe the events of Monday, 11 February. It says that a team of reporters associated Republic TV along with some associates of RSS and BJP entered the campus with
AMUSU reiterates that the University was running peacefully and it was the people associated with BJP and its allied media house Republic TV who disrupted the campus harmony.
“They were asking farcical questions and labelling AMU with terror and anti-National activities. They were alleging that Barrister Assaduddin Owaisi is in the campus for a meeting and claimed to oppose that Mr Owaisi was not on the campus, and his name was just used to instigate violence. When the AMU students challenged the said media reporters on its manner of questions and asked them to seek permission from the relevant authorities of AMU, the reporters heckled the students and the female reporter threatened to frame false sexual harassment charges against the students”, states AMUSU.
It explains that Republic TV Crew was recording its reporters saying that ‘AMU is a terrorist campus’. When the AMU staff intervened and asked the media house to stop senseless reporting, Republic TV Crew continued with its aggression. This led to the disruption in the campus.
According to AMUSU, it was followed by a reaction from a well-armed gang of “BJP terrorists” who started beating AMU students and were beaten in defence.
“The associates of BJP, many of whom were not students including their youth leader Mukesh Lodhi, wielded weapons and challenged the life and security of the students. One student of the armed gang named Dheeraj Chaudhary was taken into control by AMU students and he revealed on a video record that BJP associates had an intent to break locks of the Registrar Office and cause disruption and damage to the university property. The illegal infiltrators and some pro-BJP students have lodged an FIR against AMU students”, says the statement.
AMUSU has demanded an FIR against the instigators including Ajay Singh, Aman Sharma, Anubhav Singh, Shivam, Manish, Manoj Sharma, Nishit Sharma and others.
It has condemned the communal approach of BJP and its allied media houses and take strong objection to their interference into the campus.
The Union has demanded that the facts must be placed before the nation that it was a normal day at the university and regular campus activities were being conducted.