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14 AMU students booked for 'sedition' after reports of Owaisi visit trigger protests


ALIGARH: Fourteen Aligarh Muslim University scholars, including their union chief, had been booked underneath sedition charges after protests on the campus following studies of a deliberate consult with by AIMIM lawmaker Asaduddin Owaisi, officials said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, some AMU scholars allegedly had an altercation with a TV channel group which had come to movie the consult with that ultimately did not happen, they said.

The BYJM participants held a separate demonstration against the consult with, tough that the MP must be banned from the campus.

The scholars had been booked underneath sedition charges after a grievance used to be filed by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha or BJYM activist Mukesh Lodhi, alleging that he used to be assaulted amid chants of pro-Pakistan slogans by some scholars, police said.

Protesting the police motion, a "class boycott" name has been given by the scholars' union.

Security has also been beefed within the house and Rapid Action Force has been deployed around the campus amid other protests, including one through which a motorcycle belonging to an BJYM member used to be set on fireplace, a senior police officer said.

The main method road resulting in the university campus at IG Khan Crossing used to be closed by police as a precautionary measure.

Official assets said web products and services may also be off in city.

ABVP activists staged a protest close to the Faiz Gate of the university after some media studies claimed that Owaisi used to be invited to handle a function organised by the AMU Students' Union.

They demanded that he be not allowed to go into the campus. Owaisi, alternatively, did not flip up.

An AMU spokesman said a TV channel crew, which had come to hide the predicted tournament, had an altercation with some scholars whilst they had been filming inside the campus.

The spokesman said the channel had not sought permission from government for reside coverage and when the university team of workers pointed this out, there used to be a heated trade through which some scholars had been also involved.

The media persons claimed they had been roughed up by some scholars whilst they had been filming on the campus and their camera used to be smashed.

Complaints had been lodged at the Civil Lines Police Station by each the AMU government and the TV channel group.

A grievance used to be also filed by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha participants which alleged that they had been crushed up close to the Faiz Gate and a motorcycle, belonging to certainly one of them, used to be set on fireplace.

It used to be not immediately clear if this incident used to be also associated with Owaisi's consult with.

Senior Superintendent of Police Akash Kulhari told PTI that quite a lot of lawsuits were given by different groups at the Civil Lines police station and the police had been within the technique of filing the studies.

Meanwhile, a big workforce of scholars accumulated at Bab-e-Syed Gate, tough the suspension of Ajay Singh, a outstanding ABVP chief who is a postgraduate pupil within the Faculty of Law.

He is the grandson of BJP MLA Dalvir Singh.

Late final night, circumstances underneath sections 124-A (sedition), phase 307 (try to murder) and 8 other sections of the IPC had been registered against 14 scholars, including the president of scholars' union Salman Imtiaz and vp Huzaifa Aamir on the grievance of BJYM's Mukesh Lodhi.


He alleged that once he used to be riding around the AMU Circle, those scholars surrounded him and introduced a "murderous assault" and raised pro-Pakistan slogans.


Meanwhile, police confirmed that two more lawsuits had been gained at Civil Lines police station on behalf of AMU scholars and AMU officials.


An legit said those studies had been being examined and FIR can be filed "after due investigation".


AMU has issued an advisory to scholars, asking them "not to move out of campus as a precautionary measure".


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