AMU PRO Omar Saleem Peerzada (Photo/ANI)
AMU PRO Omar Saleem Peerzada (Photo/ANI)

AMU, BHU laud UP cabinet's draft mandating 'no anti-national activities on campuses undertaking'

ANI | Updated: Jun 19, 2019 21:23 IST

Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 19 (ANI): Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Wednesday applauded the Uttar Pradesh cabinet's decision to crack down on anti-national activities on university campuses.
"We have zero tolerance policy and I think every institute should have the same. Our alumni are in 108 countries around the world. You won't find a greater national movement anywhere else," said AMU Public Relations Officer (PRO) Omar Saleem Peerzada.
Uttar Pradesh cabinet has cleared a draft ordinance asking universities to give an undertaking that anti-national activities won't be allowed on their campuses.
"We induce nationalist character in students and synch their energies to channel it for the development of the country. I think this is paramount as youngsters are the energy of a nation," said Peerzada.
BHU students also praised the decision saying: "We should congratulate the UP cabinet on the appreciable decision they have taken. This decision should have been taken at a national level."
"This will prevent students from engaging into anti-national activities," said Surendra Tripathi, another BHU student.
Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said, "I don't think any university in UP is engaged in anti-national activities. The state government should at least tell the reason why they need this undertaking." (ANI)