Under siege by anti-CAA protests, Aligarh Muslim University may shut down

As Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) continues to be under a lockdown enforced by the students protesting against India's Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Vice-Chancellor is considering if shutting down the varsity is the only recourse left in the present circumstances

Jan 30, 2020
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As Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) continues to be under a lockdown enforced by the students protesting against India's Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Vice-Chancellor is considering if shutting down the varsity is the only recourse left in the present circumstances.
 
All academic activities at the AMU came to a halt on Wednesday as protesting students boycott classes and prevented others from appearing in examinations, Hindustan Times reported.
 
V-C Tariq Mansoor, in an open letter to the university community, said there was “no justification in keeping the university open” if classes and examinations are prevented from being held.
 
Some posters put up by student groups on the campus described the situation as a “lockdown”. The student groups are seeking the withdrawal of “false cases” against their fellow varsity mates who took part in protests against the CAA on December 15.
 
A violent clash had taken place between cops and a group of AMU students who were protesting in solidarity with students of Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University, who had accused the Delhi police of using a heavy hand against them while dealing with violence during an anti-CAA march organised in the capital.

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