Mulayam’s visit to Aligarh Muslim University cancelled, teachers welcome decision

28 May

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s visit to Aligarh Muslim University AMU to address a seminar was cancelled on Sunday after widespread protests on the campus though no reason was given for the decision. There were protests on the campus by a section of teachers in the past two days after it was announced that Yadav had been invited to address the seminar organized by Sir Syed Movement, a social organization. He was to address the seminar on Monday. No official reason was given for the cancellation of the visit by the district administration. AMU teachers association secretary Aftab Alam welcomed the decision and said the university community was anguished at the way the Uttar Pradesh government had handled the last year’s riots in Muzaffarnagar. “We are also upset by Yadav’s opposition to the Communal Violence Prevention Bill. We had always looked upon the SP as a champion of secularism and were taken aback by the recent events,” Alam said.

via Mulayam’s visit to Aligarh Muslim University cancelled, teachers welcome decision – The Times of India.

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