A Kashmiri student was expelled from the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Monday for posting ‘objectionable’ comments on Facebook regarding the terror attack on Uri army base in Kashmir.
“AMU vice-chancellor Lt Gen Zameeruddin Shah took a serious view of the issue and expelled the student concerned, who was pursuing MSc in organic chemistry from the varsity, after personally probing the matter,” said university spokesman Rahat Abrar. He added, “Lt Gen Shah said that there was no scope at AMU for tolerating any incident which smacked of anti-national sentiments.”
The expelled student, Mudassar Yusuf, who hails from Srinagar, had posted on Facebook – “17 Indian army men have been killed by those who have been made terrorists by the (Indian) army itself”. It resulted in resentment among people and a complaint was lodged with the senior superintendent of police, Rajesh Kumar Pande.
Ashok Chaudhry, president of Ahuti, a social organisation has decided to take legal action against the student.
According to varsity sources, Mudassar apologized to the V-C on Sunday for posting the comment. He reportedly said that he was “carried away by sentiments”. However, keeping in view the sensitivity of the matter, the university authorities decided to go ahead with his expulsion, informed the source.
(With Agency inputs)