Protesting AMU PhD aspirant threatens mass suicide if demands not met in 72 hrs

AGRA: One of the seven AMU’s PhD aspirants, who were debarred from admissions for spearheading the ongoing 58 days old ‘dharna’ by 20 odd students to protest against the alleged discrepancies in the admissions’ process for doctorate courses, has threatened that they all will commit suicide(euthanasia) if their pending issues are not resolved within 72 hours.

In a tweet, written in Hindi and tagged to DGP UP, a PhD aspirant, Aquib Khursheed, has said, that if the AMU administration is not directed to shun their “anti students” attitude and resolve their pending demands related to admissions within 72 hours, they would end their lives (iccha mrityu).

In another tweet to UP police, Khursheed said that AMU administration including the Registrar and the Vice Chancellor of the university will be responsible for this extreme step.

He has attached a memorandum copy, written to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, HRD minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, DIG range Aligarh and vice chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor, with his tweet. The memorandum demands suspension of AMU officials and setting up of an independent enquiry into the discrepancies in the PHD admission process.

When contacted, Registrar Abdul Hamid, said the protest by these students is illegal and the varsity had already informed the district administration to remove them from the site. He said since these students were not selected under due process, they are now trying to pressurise the varsity through “illegal” means.
Last month, the AMU administration had debarred seven Phd aspirants, including Khursheed, saying that instead of removing unlawful dharna, they were trying to pressurise the administration to give them admissions without being selected for the same.
The notice, which was issued to the seven aspirants, also stated that their unlawful activity disturbed the peaceful atmosphere of the university. The university debarred the protestors from taking admission in any course for three academic sessions including 2018-19. The university campus and it’s maintained institutions were also placed “out of bound for them”.