Aligarh University Proctor Mohammad Mohsin Khan has defended the showcause notice issued to the students for conducting the Tiranga Yatra. The students had alleged bias by the university and questioned the showcause notice issue to them.
The Aligarh Muslim University has issued a notice to two students who held a Tiranga Yatra on Tuesday. The students had held a bike rally chanting Vande Mataram earlier in the day. The rally was carried from the Education Department to the Baba Syed Gate, to remember the sacrifice of the freedom fighters.
The AMU Proctor has defended the showcause notice and said, "We rejected the permission of any march during the week as we are celebrating Republic Day. I have not given the notice on the basis of Tiranga Yatra. We are going to celebrate on 26 that's why we rejected permission of Tiranga Yatra. They wanted to create disturbance in the campus. Now the classes are going on full time. I have given notice to students who organised Gautam Navlakha event and suspended them. Let BJP MP Satish Gautam say what he wants to say, the university will work according to law."
Ajay Singh and Sonveer Singh, who had organised the rally, have written to the university claiming bias against them. The students have replied and countered every issue raised in the showcause notice by the AMU.
Sonveer Singh, the student who was given the notice, spoke to Republic TV saying, "The Tiranga University which had a positive message has been given a negative narrative by the AMU. We had asked for permission three days before the event but they replied in the negative less than 24 hours ago. They have not done such a thing to those who carry out events which have negative message."
A BSP leader from Uttar Pradesh, Musharraf Husain, has said that the students should not be given the notice but also be expelled.
"These students should not be given showcause notice but be expelled. If they did not get the permission why did they take out the rally?"