Sangh Parivar Organisations always seek an opportunity to create disturbance at the Aligarh Muslim University on this or that pretext. This time it was the photo of the Muslim League Leader and founder of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah that has been hanging on a wall inside the building of the university. The photo has been allowed to be hanging on the wall because he was one of the founders of the university. He was one of the donors whose photos are kept in the University. He was also given life membership. When no one has so far raised objection to the photo, then all of a sudden how the Sangh Parivar Organisations Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parisshad, Hindu Jagaran Manch and Hindu Vahani got sensitive about the presence of the photo in the university.
These right wing organizations dared to approach the gate of the university and burn the effigy of Jinnah. Police was aware of the programme, but did nothing to stop them. A huge crowd of these organizations came to the university, raised slogans and burnt the effigies of Jinnah and Pakistan. Reports say that the police made no attempt to stop the march towards the gate of the university. Observing the inaction of the police, the university students got angry and came out of the premises of the university and raised slogans. They wanted to go to the police station to file the FIR. Now the police sprung into action. To stop the students, police used lathicharge and teargas shells injuring many students who were later admitted to a hospital.
According to reports, AMU students alleged that the police allowed the right wing protesters to gather and burn the effigies. Had the unruly crowd been stopped, the law and order situation may not have developed.
This is yet another instance that the communal organizations were given free hand by the UP government to create disturbances.