Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh Muslim University

AMU following Taliban ideology: BJP MP

ANI | Updated: Nov 21, 2018 03:34 IST

Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Nov 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP), Satish Kumar Gautam has stated that Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is being run on Taliban ideology.
Gautam's statement comes after posters showing India's map without Jammu and Kashmir were put up on the campus of AMU.
The BJP MP from Aligarh also wrote a letter to the Vice-Chancellor of AMU with a subject "AMU is being run on Taliban ideology".
The letter reads, "It came to my notice through media that a map of India minus the state of Jammu and Kashmir and parts of the Northeast was displayed on a banner. The nation is aware that time to time some anti-national and anti-government elements are being glorified in the university. If a strict action was taken when the prayer meeting was held for slain Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Manan Wani in the AMU campus or other such incidents, then this should not have happened today."
As per the details given by the AMU administration, the posters were made by the drama society for an anti-partition drama, which was supposed to take place in the university premises.
AMU public relations officer (PRO) Shafey Kidwai told ANI, "As soon as the teacher-in-charge got the information, the university ensured that the posters were removed and the drama was postponed." (ANI)