AMU: Aligarh police seeks 'complete details' on J-K students; students' group calls it 'breach of privacy'

Aligarh Police directs AMU to provide 'complete details' of Jammu and Kashmir students. Students' Association condemns act calling it 'breach of privacy'.

Aligarh Muslim University. (Picture: Official Facebook)Aligarh Muslim University. (Picture: Official Facebook)

Ishita Ranganath | January 3, 2023 | 05:27 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Aligarh Muslim University Students' Association condemns the act of Aligarh Police seeking information of over 1,400 Jammu and Kashmir students enrolled in the university. The student body called this move 'an act of breaching privacy.'

Following recent acts of violence in the university, AMU has been directed to provide the total number of J-K students with details including name of the student, father's name, permanent address, present address, class and course along with the students' mobile number. AMU, assistant controller, admissions, Faisal Waris sent out an important notice to all AMU departments to collect the mentioned details.

"It clearly goes against the fundamental rights of the Constitution," said the Jammu and Kashmir Students' Association.

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The student group previously wrote to home minister, Amit Shah to stop harassment of Kashmiri students in Aligarh Muslim University and urge him to replace AMU Proctor. They also demanded time bound inquiry and strict action those found intimidating Kashmiri students in the university.

"Kashmiri students are being repeatedly harassed in AMU. Over a month at least 3 kashmiri studnts were beaten with severe injuries. We are receiving frantic calls from Scholars about harassment & yet another thrashing case today," said the association on its official Facebook.

In a recent incident where Sajid Husain, a native of Jammu and Kashmir was injured in a clash during a friendly cricket at AMU, the association wrote to Uttar Pradesh, chief minister, Yogi Adityanath to ensure the safety of all students of Jammu and Kashmir studying in different colleges in the state. The letter further said that such incidents lead to a sense of insecurity among students from the region.

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