AMU Students demanded the university gets opened for the students and physical classes get restarted at the earliest.
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The students of Aligarh Muslim University on Monday took out a protest March in demand of opening the varsity at the earliest. Hundreds of students gathered at the central canteen of the university from where the protest begin.
Students demanded the university gets opened for the students and physical classes get restarted at the earliest.
The students also questioned the Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor’s intention behind keeping the varsity closed when all other services and educational institution across India have started taking physical classes.
Student leader Memoona Ansari lashed out at the university’s administration and demanded the opening of girl’s hostels. Ms Ansari also said that the university must address the reported irregularities in admission process and demanded formation of a committee which will look into the same.
Memoona handed over the memorandum to AMU’s proctor Prof. Mohd. Wasim Ali in presence of other university officials and students.
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“When other Central Universities are functioning normally with offline classes, why AMU, Aligarh has been held up with lock down scenario?”, the memorandum read.
“It’s affecting the careers of thousands of students. Therefore, we demand immediate opening of the campus for offline classes with immediate effect”.
“While research scholars are residing in the campus, why Libraries are not accessible to them? Why Wi-Fi has yet not been restored to the students?”, students asked.
The Aligarh Muslim University was shut down in the fall out of increasing Covid 19 cases in March 2020.
In between, the central library was opened for the research scholar after first wave of pandemic and was again closed in April due to raging Covid 19 cases in Aligarh at that time.
Earlier, Jamia Millia Islamia had announced that the university will open in phased manner from November, meanwhile AMU has not announced anything over its reopening process.