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AMUTA behaving like puppets of MHRD: AMU VC

By TCN News,

Aligarh: Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor, Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis today hit out at AMU Teachers’ Association (AMUTA) for unleashing campaign against him. AMUTA leaders are apparently behaving like puppets of certain politicians and the MHRD, AMU VC Prof Azis has said.

The VC said that a highly motivated group of detractors were using the platform of AMUTA for unleashing malicious campaign that ultimately denigrate both the venerable office of the Vice Chancellor and the Aligarh Muslim University. The recent memorandum submitted by AMUTA Secretary, Mr. Mustafa Zaidi to the Visitor is nothing but a sequel to the incorrigible design to damage the Aligarh Muslim University, he added.

While clarifying on the issue of presiding over the convened meeting of the Executive Council, Prof. Azis said that AMUTA Secretary’s stand on this issue is illegal as the Vice Chancellor has not been found guilty on any of the baseless allegations leveled against him.

Commenting on the curbs imposed on him, the Vice Chancellor said that the restriction is totally illegal. AMUTA leaders are apparently behaving like puppets of certain politicians and the MHRD. The stand taken by them is violation of the AMU Act, he added.

Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis felt that in the guise of appraisal to the Visitor, blatant lies were constantly fed to Hon’ble Visitor’s office by the AMUTA Executive without the required mandate of the AMU larger teaching community. Its hidden agenda will cause irreparable damage to the University and its effective functioning.

On the issue of objection raised by Mr. Zaidi, relating to AMU Malappuram Director becoming the member of the Executive Council and other University bodies, the Vice Chancellor said the AMUTA Secretary should read and understand the meaning of the Section 28 (6) and 29(5) of the AMU Act which explicitly states that a new Statute becomes operational with the approval of the Visitor. The Membership accorded to the Director of the Malappuram Centre is as legal as any other action taken under the said provision, he added.

Referring to the description “the much appreciated directives from the Visitor restraining Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis”, the AMU Vice Chancellor reiterated that the referred restriction is totally illegal. The mood of celebration on this count by AMUTA Secretary reflects its total disrespect and disregard to AMU Act as no such curbing provision exists in the Act. Anyone who supports anything that is extraneous to the Act will virtually be doing a great disservice to the University and its legitimate ethos to protect the University structure and its functioning from any illegitimate onslaught. The visionary AMU Act makers have made every provision in the Act to insulate the institution from unwarranted extraneous interference.

Prof. Azis explained that the meeting of the Executive Council scheduled on 17.09.2011 had to be postponed as two members gave a notice of absence, designed to create a ‘No Quorum’ situation as used to be done by the former eight Executive Council members earlier in similar fashion.