AMU students come out in support of ‘occupy UGC protest’

By TCN News,

Aligarh: Students of Aligarh Muslim University observed a protest march in the campus starting from Maulana Azad Library to Bab-e-Syed to register their protest against Delhi Police brutality unleashed on students on December 9, 2015.

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The students of various universities across the nation took out a peaceful protest march to Parliament under the ongoing #OccupyUGCmovement against privatisation of education and scrapping of Non-Net Fellowships. During their peaceful march protestors were stopped by police personals, they were lathi-charged, water-cannoned and brutally beaten. Women students were manhandled, grabbed from their hair, groped and dragged barbarically.

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“The students of Aligarh Muslim University stand in solidarity with the #OccupyUGC movement and strongly condemn the atrocities committed by Delhi Police on a peaceful protest march,” protesters said in a statement.

AMU students expressed their grievance, adding that this kind of barbaric treatment towards democratically protesting students in India is unfortunate and a matter of ‘national shame’ and need to be denounced from the office of the highest constitutional authority of India.

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Students also appealed to the President of India to intervene into the matter as a supreme constitutional authority of India and the Visitor of the central universites to direct the government and concerned bodies to initiate a high level probe against Delhi Police atrocities on nonviolent, peaceful and democratic protestors. They also demanded the President to look into the anti-student policies being implemented across the universities and other institutes of higher learning in India and to restore true learning environment in all the temples of education.