MANUU, AMU students’ union protest fake encounters

By TCN News,

Hyderabad/Aligarh: Students unions of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) and the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Monday held protest demonstrations against the alleged fake encounters in Telengana and Andhra Pradesh.

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MANUU students’ union organised a protest against the alleged fake encounter by the police on April 7 in Aler, Warangal district, a release said.

MANUU, AMU students’ union protest fake encounters

The protesters raised slogans against the failure of the administration in handling the cases of the accused who were being tried in a court of law. Students raised slogans such as ‘We want justice’. The organizer of the protest, Mohammad Aqib Nazer, vice-president, MANUU Students Union, demanded immediate CBI enquiry into the incident.

Also present were Nooruz Zoha, union president, Abdul Mazid, Irfan Khan, Sahadat Hussain and other student leaders. The Union stressed the need to put pressure on the government for speedy justice for all the disadvantaged sections of the society, the release added.

At Aligarh, the AMU Students’ Union strongly condemned the custodial murder of five young Muslim prisoners by police in Telangana. “We believe that it was a cold blooded murder and the police are presenting a concocted version of the story. This fake encounter was staged by the police for vengeance and the police personnel involved must be booked for murder and dealt by law,” a release from the Abdullah Azzam, AMUSU president, said.

MANUU, AMU students’ union protest fake encounters

Abdullah Azzam, AMUSU president, while addressing the protest procession, said: “…. Such encounters have been happening for a long time and unfortunately they will keep on increasing as the fascist forces in this country consolidate their powers in the name of development.”

“We also condemn the mysterious killing of 20 tribals in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh and call for a high level judicial probe in the matter,” the release said, adding,

“AMUSU strongly rejects the custodial killings, no matter be under torture or staged type, as they stand against the accepted norms of law and democratic spirit of the nation.”