Jinnah portrait line: AMU postpones examinations till May 12


Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) [India] May 7 (NT): Amid the current remonstration in Aligarh Muslim University over the portrait of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, examinations have been postponed till May 12 in the varsity.

"Examinations in Aligarh Muslim University have been postponed till May 12 due to the ongoing protests," Public Relations Officer, Umar Salim Parizda informed ANI about the current status of exams.

The hullabaloo surrounding Jinnah's poster erupted after BJP Aligarh MP Satish Gautam wrote a letter to AMU's Vice-Chancellor seeking a clarification on the portrait of Pakistan's founder in the students' union office.

On a related note the portrait of Jinnah has been hanging on a wall in the students union's office at AMU for decades.

Last week, between students of the AMU came to blows and clash broke out with the police over the heated discussion.

Internet services were also suspended in the university premises to prevent the communal heat up over the topic.

On Sunday Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi lashed out at the Congress after suspended party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar admired Muhammad Ali Jinnah amid an ongoing hullabaloo surrounding Naqvi told news agency ANI that  Aiyar's statement exposed the "true feelings of the Congress party".




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