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    AMU students send memorandum to CJI Bobde to declare CAB unconstitutional

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    More than a thousand students and teachers participated in a protest march that had been planned to take place from the university's Jama Masjid (Central Mosque) to the DM's office to present to him the memorandum that he could move to the CJI.

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    AMU has been observing protests against the contentious bill for the last six days and students had also held a mass hunger strike for the rollback of the bill.

    Amid internet suspension and a heavy show of police, students of Aligarh Muslim University that had seen protests erupt in the wake of the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha, on Friday passed on a memorandum addressed to the Chief Justice of India Sharad Bobde pleading for him to declare the bill "illegal and unconstitutional."

    More than a thousand students and teachers participated in a protest march that had been planned to take place from the university's Jama Masjid (Central Mosque) to the DM's office to present to him the memorandum that he could move to the CJI. However, the march was cut short by police intervention first at Bab-e- Syed where the police placed massive barricades and then at University Circle where the DM eventually came and collected the memorandum.

    "Since our parliament has failed to save the constitution in the above case and rendered Indian secularism hollow and blotted, we hope that your office will rise to the occasion and save the constitutionality of the nation. We fear that if this bill is not stopped by your office, it may be the conversion of the Indian secular state into a Hindu state where Muslims will have to prove their citizenship failing which they will become stateless," the memorandum read.

    The internet in the city had remained suspended from December 12 midnight to 5 pm on Friday so that "rumours inciting the public were curbed and no anti social element could take advantage of the student assembly to resort to unlawful activities," deputy inspector general (DIG) of Aligarh Police , Preetinder Sigh told ET.

    AMU has been observing protests against the contentious bill for the last six days and students had also held a mass hunger strike for the rollback of the bill. For the Friday march, the police had deployed two companies of Rapid Action Force (RAF) as well as two companies of the PAC along with the police force to not let things flare up.

    The students have however condemned police intimidation calling the BJP out for adopting a "colonial practice" of stopping peaceful marches. They also condemned the government of suspending internet services, Salman Imtiaz, President AMU Students Union said.
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    3 Comments on this Story

    P D281 days ago
    Both AMU AND JNU should be closed permanently. These are national disaster and shame
    Mallikarjun D.v.r.282 days ago
    These fellows don't understand then I'll also but agitate just because Muslims are not included
    satish chander282 days ago
    We came to AMbala from Peshawar in year 1946/47 (exactly, I don't remember now) when I was in the lap of my mother. I'll be of 74 years in Coming month. I still recall my father used to term 15th August not as a day of "Azadi" but used to term it as "Barbadi". When I asked him if Pakistan was created in year 1947, at that time his stock reply was that Pakistan was formed on a day when Foundation Stone of AMU waslaid by Sir Syed Ahemad. IT WAS SOME CLOSE TO YEAR 1885. iNDIA IS THE ONLY COUNTRY WHICH WAS PARTONED ON THE BASIS OF rELIGION AND ITS dEMAND CAME FROM mUSLIMS WHOWANTED THEIR OWN hOME lAND. "sECULAR" NEHRU MUST HAVE ASKED FOR COMPLETE MIGRATION OF POPULATION. FOR HINDUS THERE IS NO OTHER COUNTRY IN THIS UNIVERSE WHERE THEY MAY GET HONOURABLE PLACE. FURTHER WITH SUNNI MUSLIMS IT IS COMMON TO TREAT HINDUS AS INFIDEL(KAFIR) AND CONSIDER IT THEIR RIGHT TO NOT TO CARRY CONVERSION ONLY BUT TO CONVERT INFIDELS TO ISLAM AND ALSO NOT ONLY TO SNATC/DEPRIVE HINDUS OF THEIR PROPERTY BUT TO FORCIBLY TAKE THEIR WOMEN FOLKS TOO TO JOIN "hEREM". During the period in year 1947 Naked procession of Hindu women/girls were paraded in lahore and in many villages in West Punjab (Now Pakistan) in many villages women jumped into village wells and men valiantly fight with invading muslim mobs and laid down their lives.How, we can allow them to visit & settle in India. Muslims of U.P./Bihar were basically responsible for creation of Pakistan. Let Allah , The Almighty may punish them for treason
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