FARMINGTON, MI: The American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (USA & Canada) expresses alarm and concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in Muslim educational institutions like Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Nizamia of Hyderabad. The shooting deaths of two students at Aligarh Muslim University has left the university in crisis with the Vice Chancellor, Registrar, and the Proctor resigning from their respective posts.Â
Â "Educational institutions are places of learning and enlightenment and it is tragic that two of the brightest students have fallen victim to the bullets of unscrupulous elements at the AMU.Â We call on the Union government to take serious stock of the law and order situation and take immediate steps to restore peace and normalcy on this historic institution," said Dr.Shakir Mukhi, President of the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI).
Â "We ask the Indian government to immediately fill the vacant posts of Vice Chancellor, Registrar and Proctor of the Aligarh Muslim Community with competent individualsÂ with excellent reputation and superb administrative and academic credentials."
Â "AFMI appeals to the students and the university community to not to fall prey to the machinations of vested interests and restore peace and normalcy on the campus," Dr.Mukhi added.
Â AFMI also notes with alarm the increasing violence in other educational institutions across the country. The Ameer of Jamia Nizamia, a leading seminary in Hyderabad, resigned today after some students allegedly misbehaved with him. Few weeks ago a student was shot and injured on the campus of Deccan Engineering College in Hyderabad. Last month two groups of students clashed at the Ghousia Engineering College near Bangalore.
Â "We urge the administration of all educational institutions to undertake confidence building measures and increased security precautions on their campuses," Dr.Mukhi said.
Â The American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin, is a North American based organization, dedicated to socio-economic and educational development of Muslims and other underprivileged masses in India.