AMU: Aligarh Police withdraws circular asking details of J-K students

Aligarh authorities withdraw circular asking complete details of Jammu and Kashmir students studying in AMU after receiving backlash.

AMU: Aligarh Police withdraws circular asking details of J-K students Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). (Picture: Official Facebook)
Ishita Ranganath | Jan 4, 2023 - 5:59 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: After receiving backlash, the Aligarh police has withdrawn the circular of profiling Jammu and Kashmir students studying in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and its affiliated schools. The university was previously asked to provide 'complete details' of such students immediately.

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The Jammu and Kashmir students association called this move an 'act of breaching privacy,' and said that this went against the fundamental right of the constitution. Today AMU, assistant controller, admissions, Faisal Waris sent a notice regarding the withdrawal, "I am directed to inform you that the above mentioned letter stands WITHDRAWN and, therefore, it is requested not to send the information in question. Inconvenience, if any, is regretted," read the AMU notification.

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"Authorities Withdraw Circular Of Profiling J&K Students in AMU. No sort of profiling will be done in any Department of AMU and it's affiliated Schools. Students should not feel worried now. Thanks Authorities for Considering our request," said the student association in a tweet.

63a9346c-cf74-4430-b733-fb5a79e35f91AMU notification regarding withdrawal of notice requesting information on JK students.

The association has previously written to the authorities regarding the alleged harassment that Kashmiri students faced 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.

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