In an appeal to the students, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor said that he endorses the demand for a judicial inquiry and has conveyed the sentiments of AMU community to all concerned.
“Under no circumstances, students should let their studies suffer especially at a time when exams are around the corner. I appeal to all students to maintain calm and focus on studies wholeheartedly and to do well in career,” said Prof Mansoor.
“I share the pain of our students,” further said the Vice Chancellor adding that he was deeply anguished after visiting the injured students admitted in the University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. Prof Mansoor with his wife also visited the Dharna site to express solidarity with the demands of students.
“Dear students, we should not fall into the trap of some forces, which are bent on destroying the image of our Alma mater and are playing with your bright future,” said the Vice-Chancellor in the appeal.
The Vice Chancellor pointed out that since AMU is passing through a difficult phase, a section of media, armed with half-truths is constantly trying to create a negative image of the University.
“The Assault on the University from different quarters, calls for both rational response and thoughtful action without being swayed by emotions,” he said in the appeal.
He further said, “I have already denounced the excessive use of force on our students which resulted in injuries to the present and former office-bearers of AMU Students Union and other students.”