AGRA: Aligarh Muslim University students’ union has demanded that union government should open a university’s centre in Kashmir.
In a memorandum to the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, which was submitted during the convocation on Wednesday, the students have said that J&K has been the centre of chaos ever since independence due to cross border insurgency and the generations have suffered subsequently. “J&K is an integral part of our country so we must lend a helping hand by opening and inaugurating an AMU centre,” the memorandum reads.
The memorandum also demanded that cases of atrocities against the weaker sections, particularly the Dalits, should be looked into by a retired judge of the apex court. “India is an example to the world of its communal harmony and unity in diversity. Contrary to this, in 2006, a total number of crimes against Dalits was 27,070 which became 33,719 in 2011. In last 10 years, this number is highest in 2014, which are nearly 47, 064,” memorandum reads. According to the data in every 15 minutes, one crime is destined to happen against Dalits in India.
The memorandum also urged the President to seek a report on the missing JNU student, Najeeb Ahmad, and Mannan Wani, a AMU research scholar who has allegedly joined the terror outfit, Hizbul Mujahideen.