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Jinnah portrait row: AMU students on indefinite dharna

The campus has virtually been converted into a fortress with the Rapid Action Force and the police deployed all over. AMU students’ union members who were injured in Wednesday’s lathicharge have alleged that the outsiders had plans of attacking former Vice President Hamid Ansari, who was present for a function on the campus.

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Lucknow, May 3 : A day after students were lathicharged for protesting the police inaction against “rightwing outsiders” raising anti-Mohammad Ali Jinnah slogans on the Aligarh Muslim University campus, students on Thursday sat on an indefinite dharna at the university gate.

The campus has virtually been converted into a fortress with the Rapid Action Force and the police deployed all over. AMU students’ union members who were injured in Wednesday’s lathicharge have alleged that the outsiders had plans of attacking former Vice President Hamid Ansari, who was present for a function on the campus.

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Ansari, a former Vice Chancellor of AMU, was to be conferred a life membership of the students union. However, after the violence, the function was cancelled and Ansari was escorted out amidst tight security. The AMU Teachers’ Association has demanded the Central government to institute a time-bound judicial inquiry into the incident and to punish the culprits.

The AMUTA Executive Committee has condemned the “deliberate criminal activity carried out by aggressors who came from outside the university” as well as the “brutal action taken by the police against AMU students instead of taking action against the criminal aggressors”. It has demanded immediate action against the culprits.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said he had sought a comprehensive report on the Aligarh incident from the district administration. CM Yogi, however, made it clear that “Jinnah ko hum samman nahi de saktey” (We cannot respect Jinnah).

Meanwhile, Rihai Manch spokesperson Shahnawaz Alam alleged that the controversy over Jinnah’s portrait had been caused to create an anti-Muslim environment and polarize votes for the upcoming bypolls in Kairana and Nurpur.

Alam said those who made ‘anti-Yogi-Modi’ comments on social media and were immediately put behind bars, whereas armed rightwing goons planning to attack the former Vice President were left scot free.

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Noida: Loot attempt at Punjab National Bank, Two security men killed

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Noida, Sep 21: Two security guards died on Friday after being attacked by unidentified criminals during an attempt to loot a Punjab National Bank (PNB) branch in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

According to police,  the incident took place in Noida Sector 1 and loot attempt was thwarted.

The deceased were identified as Mukesh and Mudrika.

More details awaited !

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6 killed in Maharashtra road accident

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Hingoli, Sep 21: At least six people were killed and two injured after a truck rammed into a car in Higoli district of Maharashtra.

The accident took place on late Thursday at Hingoli- Washim highway, leading to traffic congestion on early Friday morning.

The injured were admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment.

In a separate incident, four persons died and 10 injured in a collision between two vehicles on Sri Madhopur-Jorawar Nagar roadway in Rajasthan.

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Light rains likely in Delhi

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New Delhi, Sep 21: It was a mainly clear sky on Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 25.8 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season’s average, with light rains predicted for the day ahead.

“The sky will get cloudy towards the afternoon with light rains/ thundershowers likely to occur,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 34 degrees Celsius, he said, adding that the humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 79 per cent.

Thursday’s maximum temperature settled at 35.7 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season’s average while the minimum temperature was recorded at 24 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season’s average.

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