Aligarh: A portrait of Aligarh Muslim University’s founder Sir Syed Ahmed Khan has been reportedly replaced with the picture of PM Modi. This step was allegedly taken at Public Works Department guest house which is located in Khair town of Aligarh.
According to the report published in Hindustan Times, Mr. Chandra Bhushan Singh, District Magistrate of Aligarh has ordered a probe in this matter.
Talking on the issue, Mr. Singh said that the probe has been ordered to find the truth behind the allegations of removal of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’s portrait.
It may be mentioned that earlier, BJP MP Satish Gautam had written a letter to Aligarh Muslim University’s Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor, seeking an explanation for a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah hung in the Students’ Union Office.
“I have heard a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah is hung inside the campus. Kindly gather more details on this and give reasons behind it,” Gautam had written in the letter.
The letter further read, “The whole world knows that Jinnah was the main force behind the partition of India. In this case, how logical is it to hang his portrait in the University?”
Shafey Kidwai, PRO Aligarh, however, had clarified that the administration had nothing to do with the portrait.
“In 1938, Muhammad Ali Jinnah came to Aligarh University and he was given an honorary degree like many others by the union. The administration had nothing to do with it,” Kidwai told ANI.
Meanwhile, students of AMU are protesting on campus. They made it clear that their agitation is against the entry of the RSS and VHP activists to the campus and police’s lathi charge on students.
With inputs from ANI