Violence had broken out on the AMU campus on May 2 as the row over the portrait triggered a right-wing protest.
After spending some time with students at the University, Ali Khan Mahmudabad finds out that the ‘portrait problem’ was deployed as a countermeasure to cover up the fact that a mob of people had arrived on the campus shouting slogans about the former vice-president of India.
On May 2, violence broke out at the AMU campus as the row over a Muhammad Ali Jinnah portrait on the campus triggered a right-wing protest.
There is no discussion on the breach of security to Mr. Hamid Ansari. Everyone is busy discussing the role of Jinnah in the British period of the Indian history. One feels like screaming, my dear fellow, Jinnah is not the issue.
The AMU students alleged that the protesters were from Hindu Yuva Vahini, and were allowed to leave a police station even after being initially detained.
AMU spokesman Shafey Kidwai defended the portrait, saying that Jinnah was a founder of the university and granted life membership of the student union.
Opposition Congress termed it a conspiracy to mislead the youth.
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