Haryana’s Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu Sunday said the university should be renamed after Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, who “donated land for the university for education of Hindus as well as Muslims”.
"There is a Hindutva government at the Centre and the state. In the new regime, Deen Dayal Upadhyay gets honour, his portraits are installed on government walls. But there is no place for Savarkar’s portraits...," the Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut wrote in a column in Saamana
Pointing towards the incidents of attack for alleged possession of beef, Tharoor said, “Even the possession of the illegal meat mean that you are immediately vulnerable to mob to be murdered on the street.. is that what UP and India have come to..”
"You all should be cautious about the expectations that the nation has from you- being intelligent and wise in your conduct or being backwardly radical in your approach," advised the former Indian Army chief to AMU students.
AMU students have been agitating for the past few days, demanding action against the right-wing protesters, who entered the campus and demanded removal of Jinnah's portrait from the student union's office.
Jinnah’s portrait at AMU is a reminder of the multi-dimensional nature of Indian history. The campus of AMU had been buzzing with political activity ever since it was established in 1875 as the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College by social reformer Syed Ahmad Khan.