New Delhi, May 3 (PTI) The National Commission for Minorities has sought a report from the Aligarh district administration on police action on students demanding arrest of members of a right-wing outfit which protested displaying of Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s portrait on the varsity campus, sources said today. The NCM has asked for a report from the local administration after former members of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students’ union made a complaint to the panel.
Their complaint does not talk about the portrait, but the police action on students. The NCM has asked the district administration to submit the report about it in three days, a source added.
The row over Jinnah’s portrait triggered a right-wing protest and violence on the AMU campus yesterday.
At least six people were injured when the police lobbed teargas shells to disperse AMU students, demanding the arrest of protesters who had earlier barged into the campus shouting slogans.
Hospital sources had said about 20 students were treated for injuries, though a university official gave the lower number.
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