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AMU Suspends Staffer for Felicitating One of Accused Saffron Intruders

AMU students protesting against the Hindu Yuva Vahini members’ attempt to barge into the campus on 2nd May 2018.


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ALIGARH: The Aligarh Muslim University on Sunday suspended its staffer for meeting and felicitating one of the hooligans who had forcibly intruded the university campus and shouted abuses and slurs against the university and students on 2nd May.

Mazharul Qamar, Instructor (Weight Lifting), University Games Committee, had allegedly met and felicitated Amit Goswami, one among the two dozen people allegedly from the Hindu Yuva Vahini who had forcibly tried to barge into the campus. Qamar had allegedly felicitated Goswami at the DS College in Aligarh couple of days after the incident.

“The action against Mr Qamar was taken by the University authorities after Mr Qamar was reported to have visited the D S College in Aligarh where he felicitated Mr Goswami, who was booked and sent to jail for his alleged involvement in the attack on AMU that took place on May 2,” said AMU PRO on Sunday.

Goswami and Yogesh Varshney, former city president of Hindu Yuva Vahini, were arrested on 6th May and sent to jail following the massive protest by thousands of AMU students over the 2nd May incident.

Before deciding to suspend him, the university had served a show-cause notice to Qamar.

The show-cause served to him stated: “You were aware that the person (Mr Goswami) was part of the group of hooligans who shouted abuses and slurs against the University, students and staff on reaching Bab-e-Syed and you met him despite the situation in the campus. You have hurt the sentiments of the AMU fraternity, particularly students, who are sitting on a Dharna demanding a probe in the matter.”

However, the university will give Qamar and an opportunity to explain his position in a time bound manner and an inquiry will be initiated.

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