Vice Chancellor Appeals Students To Maintain Calm And Desist From Acts Of Indiscipline
Following unfortunate incidents that took place in the campus in the past few days, Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor has appealed students to maintain calm and to desist from indulging into any act of indiscipline such as locking the gates, boycotting the classes or turning into a crowd to disrupt peace on the campus.
In the appeal, the Vice Chancellor said that a cabinet member of Aligarh Muslim University Students Union (AMUSU) has been placed under suspension following a complaint lodged against him by a female resident doctor of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) for making ‘gender biased remarks’ and indulging in ‘unruly and aggressive behaviour’ after an Inquiry Committee in prima facie found him guilty of gross misconduct and indiscipline.
He added that the University has also issued a Show Cause notice to three office bearers of Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) for instigating other resident doctors to go on an illegal strike which caused great inconvenience to ordinary patients.
The Vice Chancellor expressed his unhappiness over acts of indiscipline and asked students not to forget AMU’s illustrious traditions and culture.
“Unfortunately locking of gates at the slightest pretext and indulging into unruly behaviour unbecoming of students of this great seat of learning, has become a routine affair which brings a bad name to this University known for its Tehzeeb and Riwayat (Culture),” said Prof Mansoor adding that in the past, the locking of gates and the disruption of academic activities resulted in the University being closed for indefinite periods causing academic loss to students and throwing the academic calendar in disarray.
The Vice Chancellor said that the University administration has always addressed the genuine grievances of students brought to its notice by AMUSU. “We have great respect for the institution of Students’ Union but we also expect the office bearers of the Students’ Union to act in a responsible manner,” he said.
Prof Mansoor added that the irresponsible behaviour of a very tiny section of students should not be allowed to jeopardize the career of all students and tarnishing their image. He also appealed the students not to let vested interests misguide them.
“I would like to emphasise that though the University Administration is very sympathetic to the genuine demands of students, any act of indiscipline will invite very strict punishment,” said the Vice Chancellor.