Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) accused BJP-led Government in discussion with the Supreme Court stating that the Union government cannot quarrel against its minority status. This is because that would be “unconstitutional, highly irreverential and irresponsible apart from being ex-facie improper”.
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) stated that the attempt of the center was “nothing but a deliberate dereliction of constitutional duty on the part of the Union Government.” “Considering these facts and the importance of the issues involved in the present appeal, the decision taken after change of Government at the Centre by the present NDA Government led by a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party does not appear to be a sound decision based on cogent and valid reasons, but one based on political considerations,” contended AMU.
AMU contended by stating that “its minority character means a lot for all the Muslims”. It added that the government cannot be allowed to challenge a law that was passed by the Parliament in the year 1981, which had enabled Aligarh Muslim University to keep hold of its minority status by negating a judgment. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has also stated that “a decision taken at the governmental level will not be nullified by a change of government by another political party assuming power particularly when such a decision affects the interest of the nation as a whole.”