POLICE HAVE sought an explanation from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) over why the suspension of two students was revoked. The two were booked in a sedition case for allegedly attempting to hold funeral prayers on campus after the death of scholar-turned-militant Mannan Wani on October 11.
They have asked for a report on the university’s internal inquiry conducted by a three-member committee against Waseem Ayoub Malik and Abdul Haseeb Mir — both were reinstated on October 16.
“We want to see what evidence and facts are mentioned in the inquiry report that led to cancellation of suspension,” said investigating officer and Civil Lines police SHO Vinod Kumar.
Abdul and Waseem are pursuing a PhD in history and biochemistry, respectively.
“We have requested AMU to provide footage from the CCTV installed near the spot where students had assembled… The video… has been sent to the forensic science laboratory in Agra,” said Kumar.
Kashmiri students have been regularly approaching the AMU authorities, demanding that the FIR be quashed.
AMU registrar Abdul Hamid said, “We are providing all possible help for the police investigation…We explained to them (students) that police are conducting the investigation and we cannot do anything.”