Aligarh, Sep 20: Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor on Monday expelled a Kashmiri student over ‘objectionable’ comment on Uri terror attack during a Facebook discussion. The Kashmiri student was expelled after he posted an objectionable comment on terrorist attack on Army base in Kashmir’s Uri in which 18 soldiers were killed by Pakistani terrorists. The student, Mudassar Yusuf from Srinagar, had offered his apologies to the Vice Chancellor yesterday for posting the comments stating that he was “carried away by sentiments”, according to university sources.
“An objectionable comment related to Uri attack was posted on Facebook by a Kashmiri student studying in AMU. After taking cognisance of that, we informed AMU administration asking them to enquire. After probe, AMU has expelled the Kashmiri student,” said Rajesh Pandey, SSP Aligarh. The police registered a case in Civil Lines Police Station regarding the same. (ALSO READ: Uri terror attack: Four terrorists who attacked army base in Baramulla belonged to Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammed group)
AMU Vice Chancellor Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah took a “very serious view” of the issue and expelled the student, who was pursuing M.Sc in Organic Chemistry, after personally probing the matter, university spokesman Rahat Abrar said. “Lt Gen Shah said that there is no scope whatsoever at AMU for tolerating any incident which smacks of anti-national sentiments,” the spokesman said.
However, the university authorities decided to go ahead with his expulsion keeping in view the sensitivity of the matter, the sources said. BJP Lok Sabha Member from Aligarh, Satish Kumar Gautam had also written to the Vice Chancellor demanding stringent action against the student for his Facebook post. Heavily armed militants suspected to be from Pakistan- based JeM had yesterday stormed an army base in Uri in Kashmir, killing 18 jawans.
The AMU administration has taken a swift action against the Kashmiri student. At the time when the country is mourning the death of 18 Indian Army soldiers and families of the brave-hearts are waiting their bodies to arrive, the comment made by Kashmiri student is extremely shameful and condemnable.