A day after a video went viral on social media showing some students chanting religious slogans during a Republic Day event outside the Aligarh Muslim University, the varsity administration identified the student who initiated the sloganeering.
According to the university administration, only one student appeared to be raising slogans outside the varsity campus in the video that surfaced on social media. The student has been identified as Wahiduzzma, a first year BA student from West Bengal.
The university tried contacting the student but his phone was switched off. Meanwhile, the student has been suspended and the university administration has formed a three-member committee to probe the matter.
Professor Wasim Ali, Proctor of AMU, said, “We have taken the note of the incident. We certainly do not encourage this type of incident and that’s why we have taken strong action and suspended the student pending an enquiry. A three member committee has been set up for further enquiry. This is first such incident and we appeal to the students to not indulge in such activities that can dent the university’s image.”
On the occasion of Republic Day, which was observed on Thursday, a video showed some students sporting National Cadet Corps (NCC) uniform and chanting ‘Allah hu Akbar’ near a flagpole with the Tricolour.
The incident prompted the Aligarh Superintendent of Police to order the university administration to take serious action against the students, who initiated the sloganeering.