[AMU Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah inspecting the B.Tech. entrance test in progress.]
Aligarh: An unfortunate incident of firing by some illegal elements late last night, created ruckus in the University campus. An altercation between two groups in the morning of 23rd April 2016 is said to have resulted in some incidents of firing near the Proctor’s office, where the contending groups assembled to get respective FIRs lodged with the police.
Later, some more incidents of firing were reported in which one ex-student, Mahtab was wounded and subsequently succumbed to his injuries. Another youth, Waqif, not a student of AMU, received serious injuries and was, later, shifted to Delhi for treatment.
The Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah met the agitated students and ensured there was no further disturbance on the campus. The B.Tech. and B.Arch. admission tests were conducted smoothly on 24 April 2016.
These entrance tests were conducted today at 39 examination centres smoothly in which more than 17000 candidates appeared. The AMU Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor and other University officials visited different test centres in Aligarh and expressed satisfaction on the peaceful conduct of the examination test.
[Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah interacting with parents of candidates a-p-pearing in the B. Tech. entrance test.]
The DIG (Police), Govind Agrawal, the District Magistrate, Dr. Balkar Singh, the Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr. J. Ravindra Gaur and other district and police officials visited the campus and met the Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah, assuring to provide all necessary assistance to maintain peace on the University campus.
The Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Shah said, “The disturbing incident of firing and arson in AMU Campus by two groups of primarily ex-students is regrettable. This disorder was the result of old rivalry between the two groups. Groupism requires a strong action and this process has commenced”.