Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Jinn of Jinnah in AMU. Aligarh

AMU. Aligarh Students at protest over a non Jinnah issue

Who is Jinnah? It was an arrow in air by my grand daughter, a kid of class 7th.

Protesting Students of AMU. Aligarh at Bab-e- Syed
This question left me in hesitancy, how to explain, who was Jinnah. I asked her, how you came to know the name of Jinnah.From TV Channels, News Papers, posts on Time Line of Facebook and even on Whats App.She replied. The jinn of Jinnah were alive in Aligarh. Very sad….


Start of Controversy
This question was In the light of rescent controversy generated when BJP MP (of Aligarh) Mr.Satish Gautam objected to the presence of a portrait of Mohammad Ali Jinnah at Aligarh Muslim university Students Union.
Responding to the letter, the AMU authorities and the student union president called the portrait “just a historical preservation of the university’s legacy”.
AMU Students Union
“His portrait has been there on the walls of the student union hall since 1938. It was a pre-Independence era (portrait) much before the Partition.”
Md.Ali Jinnah

Jinnah’s portrait was hanging among a galaxy of luminaries like Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Azad, Jawaharlal Nehru, CV Raman, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, VV Giri and APJ Abdul Kalam, he added.  “All these personalities were the life members of the AMUSU.”
AMU was conferring life membership on eminent personalities since 1920 and Mahatama Gandhi was the first life member of AMUSU. “Their portraits add to the rich heritage of undivided India and no one ever raised this issue before.”

University public relations in-charge Professor M Shafey Kidwai clarified that AMU neither glorifies Jinnah nor condones his ideology. "People who supported his ideology have left India long ago and there is no point in stoking an unnecessary controversy in the name of the person who is not liked by anyone in the varsity campus," he said. "The university makes its stand clear that these portraits are archives because they are a part of our history and nothing else," he said.
Who was Jinnah(1876-1948)

Mohammed Ali Jinnah was born on 25 December 1876 in Karachi, now in Pakistan, but then part of British-controlled India

Jinnah studied at Bombay University and at Lincoln's Inn in London. He then ran a successful legal practice in Bombay. He was already a member of the Indian National Congress, when he joined the Muslim League in 1913. 
Mohd Ali Jinnah and Mahatma M.K.Gandhi
The league had formed a few years earlier to represent the interests of Indian Muslims in a predominantly Hindu country, and by 1916 he was elected its president.
In 1920, the Indian National Congress launched a movement of non-cooperation to boycott all aspects of British rule. Jinnah opposed this policy and resigned from the congress. There were by now profound differences between the congress and the Muslim League.
Map of India,Pakistan and Bangla Desh
Jinnah had always believed that Hindu-Muslim unity was possible, but reluctantly came to the view that partition was necessary to safeguard the rights of Indian Muslims.
His insistence on this issue through negotiations with the British government resulted in the partition of India and the formation of the state of Pakistan on 14 August 1947. This occurred against a backdrop of widespread violence between Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs, and a vast movement of populations between the new states of Pakistan and India in which hundreds of thousands died.
From a talk of Prof Irfan Habib with Manimugdha S Sharma
There were two aspects to Jinnah: one was Partition and the other was opposition to British rule from the time of Gopalkrishna Gokhale. Very few people know that he was the defence counsel of Bal Gangadhar Tilak (in a sedition case) and won him the case against the British government in 1916.
It’s a part of our history. Even if somebody wants to be rowdy about it, history can’t be changed. In fact, Bhagat Singh should be a national hero for Pakistan as much as he is for us.


Professor Ali Nadeem Rezavi,Chairman history department, said the entire incident was perhaps designed to embarrass Hamid Ansari Sheb, since his Muslim identity has been used against him earlier too. He said it was shameful that the university failed to honour its distinguished alumnus because of this ruckus.
Pointing out that Jinnah's portrait is mounted even in a Shimla institute, Sabarmati Ashram, Bombay High court and other places in the country, he asked why the AMU alone was being targeted
Clash over Jinnah’s photo at AMU
Soon after the letter was sent, members of right-wing organisation Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV), on Wednesday, barged into the varsity, shouting slogans against the hanging of Jinnah’s portrait and briefly clashed with Aligarh Muslim University students, according to news agency ANI. The clashes reportedly injured 41 people, including 28 students and 13 policemen. 

Sri Satish Gautam M.P of Aligarh

Eyewitnesses said activists from right-wing groups allegedly thrashed the security guards of AMU when they tried to prevent them from entering the campus. The university students alleged that many of them, including AMUSU president M.A. Usmani, were thrashed by the protesters during the clash. They also claimed that the protesters, after being initially detained, were allowed to leave the police station.

They were then taken away to a police station from where they were later "rescued" by other protesters, AMU student union members said, reported ANI. The whole campus has become a cantonment with heavy deployment of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), Rapid Action Force (RAF) and the local police. The dharna and demonstrations continue as Hindutva groups are adamant on their demand which is being opposed by the AMU students and teachers.





The AMU students alleged that the protesters were from Hindu Yuva Vahini, and were allowed to leave a police station after being initially detained.

Hamid Ansari former Vice Presibent of India was at the time barely 100 meters at the University Guest House.

The AMU Students' Union (AMUSU) alleged that violence on the campus was a "deliberate and pre-planned attempt" to attack former vice president Hamid Ansari, who was at that time barely 100 metres away at the university guest house, from where the violence erupted. 

Ansari, an alumnus as well as former vice-chancellor of the AMU, was to be accorded its lifetime membership on Wednesday. A function to grant life membership of the student union to former vice president Hamid Ansari and he has to deliver a Lecture on topic - "India Has failed to establish a pluralistic society" in Kennedy House Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on 2nd May' 2018. was called off and he returned to Delhi.
Hamid Ansar- Former Vice President of Indi
Timing Raises Questions:  Hamid Ansari Supports AMU Students’ Demand

Breaking his silence, former vice president M Hamid Ansari supported AMU students' demand for action against intruders who created a ruckus on the varsity campus over the issue of Jinnah’s on 2 May, when he was present there for an event. He said their peaceful stir against the “transgression” is commendable.


Hamid Ansari, who has studied at AMU, said the disruption, its precise timing, and the “excuse manufactured for justifying it”, raises questions.

Two Arrested Over Violence At Aligarh Muslim University

Two men wanted in connection with the violence in the Aligarh MuslimUniversity on May 2 have been arrested by the police for allegedly trying to breach peace and posting inflammatory material On Social media. Amit Goswami and Yogesh Varshney, former city president of Hindu Yuva Vahini, were arrested and sent to jail.Later they were released on bail by court.
Weigt lifting instructor Mazharul Qamar, Suspended

Weightlifting instructor Mazharul Qamar, who served in the University Games Committee, was suspended after he could not give a satisfactory reply to the showcause notice issued to him over the event that was held at D S College in Aligarh on Friday.

At the event, HJM leader Amit Goswami, who was out on bail in the case, was felicitated. Soon, photographs of the event showing the two sharing the dais began doing the rounds on social media. One of them showed Qamar giving a bouquet to Goswami.

AMU School Teacher in a protest March
 'Azadi' slogans in purported AMU videoEven as the indefinite dharna and boycott of academic activities by students in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) continued, a video of protesting students shouting slogans of "Azadi", apparently against right-wing groups, went viral on social media.
AMUSTA in a protest
AMU PRO Professor Shafey Kidwai said, "Students were on an indefinite protest at the Bab-e-Syed gate of the university, and were raising the slogan - Bhagwa Rang aur Aatank se Azadi. These are not anti-India slogans, and do not relate to the unity, integrity and sovereignty of India."

अलीगढ़ मुस्लिम यूनिवर्सिटी (AMU) में फिलहाल सभी परीक्षाएं 12 मई तक के लिए स्थगित कर दी गई हैं. एएमयू स्टूडेंट यूनियन के नेतृत्व में बड़ी संख्या में स्टूडेंट धरने पर बैठे हुए हैं. उधर यूनिवर्सिटी से कुछ ही दूरी पर हिंदू जागरण मंच के कार्यकर्ता भी रविवार को एक रैली निकालने की कोशिश करते नज़र आए. अलीगढ़ से दिल्ली तक आते-आते ये पूरी बहस मोहम्मद अली जिन्ना की तस्वीर उतरवाने वालों और उसे नहीं उतरना चाहिए वालों में बंट जाती है. जबकि सच ये है कि एएमयू प्रशासन और स्टूडेंट यूनियन ने एक बार भी ये बात नहीं कही है कि वो तस्वीर नहीं हटाना चाहते.

क्या हुआ था

अलीगढ़ से बीजेपी सांसद सतीश गौतम और सांसद महेश गिरी ने एक यूनिवर्सिटी के एक हॉल में जिन्ना फोटो लगे होने की निंदा की. सतीश गौतम ने एएमयू प्रशासन को एक ख़त लिखकर इस बारे में सवाल पूछा. ये पत्र मीडिया में गया जिसके बाद बीती 2 मई को कुछ असामाजिक तत्वों ने अभद्र नारेबाजी की और पुतला फूंका. अलीगढ़ के छात्रों के मुतबिक 30-35 लड़के यूनिवर्सिटी गेट के बहार 'एएमयू के ग़द्दारों को, जूते मारों **** को, भारत में जिन्ना का ये सम्मान...नहीं चलेगा-नहीं चलेगा और भारत में यदि रहना होगा, वंदे-मातरम कहना होगा' जैसे नारे लगा रहे थे. इनमें हिंदू जागरण मंच, हिंदू वाहिनी और ABVP के कार्यकर्ता शामिल थे.
Wounded AMU Students Union Secretory Mohd Fahad

इन लोगों और एएमयू छात्रों में मारपीट हुई और एएमयू स्टूडेंट यूनियन ने पुलिस से इन लड़कों के खिलाफ FIR दर्ज करने के लिए कहा. FIR दर्ज होने पर 2 मई की शाम को ही स्टूडेंट्स ने थाने तक पीस मार्च निकालने की ठानी और खुद जाकर FIR दर्ज कराने की घोषणा की. पुलिस ने इस जुलूस पर लाठी चार्ज किया जिसमें स्टूडेंट यूनियन के अध्यक्ष मजकूर अहमद उस्मानी और सचिव मोहम्मद फहद समेत कुल 28 छात्र घायल हो गए.

AMU  नहीं  है  जिन्ना  की  तस्वीर  हटाने के  खिलाफ

सोशल मीडिया पर ऐसे पोस्ट्स की बाढ़ आई हुई है जिनमें AMU के छात्रों और प्रशासन को इस बात के लिए निशाना बनाया जा रहा है कि वो देश का बंटवार करने वाले जिन्ना की तस्वीर हटवा क्यों नहीं देते?  News 18 Hindi से ख़ास बातचीत में यूनिवर्सिटी के पीआरओ उमर पीरजादा ने जो सबसे चौंकाने वाली बात बताई वो ये है कि सांसद सतीश गौतम की भेजी गई चिट्ठी AMU प्रशासन को बवाल के दो दिन बाद 4 मई को मिली है. पीरजादा साफ़ कहते हैं कि अगर केंद्र सरकार को तस्वीर हटवानी है तो सही प्रोसीजर से काम होना चाहिए. हमें तस्वीर हटाने में भला कोई दिक्कत क्यों होगी ?
Wounded Maskoor Ahmd Usmani President AMUS Union
AMU स्टूडेंट यूनियन के सचिव फहद भी इस बारे में सपष्ट बात करते हैं. फहद कहते हैं कि किसी के भी यूनिवर्सिटी गेट पर आकर चिल्लाने से AMU में कुछ नहीं बदल दिया जाएगा. सरकार को तस्वीर हटवानी है तो लिखकर दे. फहद साफ़ कहते हैं कि तस्वीर 1938 से लगी हुई है क्योंकि उस हॉल में उन सभी लोगों की तस्वीर लगी है जिन्हें यूनियन की आजीवन सदस्यता दी गई थी, जिन्ना कभी भी AMU स्टूडेंट्स के आदर्श नहीं रहे हमारे आदर्श सर सैयद हैं और रहेंगे. पीरजादा भी इस बारे में सपष्ट कहते हैं कि इस देश के पास जब गांधी हैं तो किसी का भी आदर्श जिन्ना कैसे हो सकते हैं.
Mohd Fahad Secretory -AMUS Union

ये झूठ फैला कौन रहा है ?

AMU छात्रों का आरोप है कि 2 मई को हुई घटना के बाद नेशनल मीडिया के एक बड़े हिस्से ने झूठी ख़बरें चलाना शुरू किया. इसके अलावा सोशल मीडिया पर भी बेहद संगठित तरीके से यूनिवर्सिटी के खिलाफ दुष्प्रचार अभियान चलाया गया. यूनिवर्सिटी का ही एक स्टूडेंट बताता है कि जिस फोटोग्राफर के साथ अभद्रता की खबर आई उससे भी छात्र इसलिए ही नाराज़ थे क्योंकि उसने एक लोकल अख़बार में एक फोटो को सन्दर्भ से हटाकर झूठे कैप्शन से छापा था. यूनिवर्सिटी में जहां प्रोटेस्ट चल रहा है वहां से मीडिया को काफी दूर रखा भी गया है क्योंकि कई ऐसे झूठ हैं जो मीडिया के जरिए ही फैले हैं. AMU को ज़मीन दान देने वाले राजा महेंद्रप्रताप की तस्वीर यूनिवर्सिटी में होने का झूठ भी इसी से जुड़ा हुआ है. हालांकि हिंदू जागरण मंच लगातार ये कह रहा है कि AMU में महेन्द्रप्रताप की तस्वीर नहीं है.


AMU विवाद से जुड़े 5 झूठ (AMU प्रशासन और स्टूडेंट यूनियन से बातचीत पर आधारित)
1. AMU प्रशासन ने कभी भी जिन्ना की फोटो हटाने से मना नहीं किया, उन्हें ऐसा कोई ऑफिशियल आदेश कभी मिला ही नहीं.

2. AMU
स्टूडेंट यूनियन का धरना जिन्ना की तस्वीर हटवाने देने के लिए नहीं चल रहा है. ये धरना उनसे मारपीट करने वाले लोगों लोगों के खिलाफ FIR दर्ज करने और पुलिस के लाठी चार्ज के खिलाफ है.

3. AMU
प्रशासन और स्टूडेंट यूनियन दोनों ही इस बात पर सहमत हैं कि तस्वीर हटवानी है तो केंद्र सरकार प्रोसीजर के तहत काम करे.

4. AMU
की लाइब्रेरी के हॉल में राजा महेंद्रप्रताप की तस्वीर लगी हुई है, तस्वीर नहीं है ये बात झूठ है. बीते साल उनके योगदानों को लेकर एक सिंपोजियम भी आयोजित कराया गया था.

5.
आज़ादी के नारों वाली जो वीडियो वायरल कराई गई है वो भी पूरी नहीं है, छात्र 'गुंडागर्दी से आज़ादी' जैसे नारे लगा रहे थे.

फिलहाल AMU कैंपस चारों तरफ से पुलिस, RAF और PAC की कंपनियों से घिरा हुआ है. इस पूरे विवाद को लेकर कई तरह के सवाल उठ रहे हैं. शहर के लोगों का मानना है कि 2019 के आम चुनावों को नज़र में रखकर ऐसे बेवजह के मुद्दों को तय तरीके से उठाया जा रहा है. लव-जिहाद, गौ-हत्या, घर-वापसी की कड़ी में ही जिन्ना विवाद को भी देखा जाना चाहिए. बीजेपी नेता सुब्रमंयम स्वामी का AMU को आतंकियों का गढ़ बताना, फिर सतीश गौतम का अचानक से ख़त लिखना और मीडिया में उसका लीक हो जाना एक साजिश की तरफ इशारा करते हैं.


इन सभी शक और शुबहों के बीच फहद एक बेहद ज़रूरी सवाल पूछते हैं कि कुछ लोग आज उठते हैं और जिन्ना की तस्वीर हटाने के लिए कहते हैं, कल ये उठेंगे और किसी और की तस्वीर को हटवाने लगेंगे, परसों बोलेंगे कि इस गेट को तुड़वा दो. हमें ये समझना होगा कि ये कौन लोग हैं जो इतिहास को बदल नहीं सकते तो उसे भुला देने पर तुले हैं, क्या जिन्ना की तस्वीर हटा देने से इतिहास में ये बदल जाएगा कि उसी शख्स ने भगत सिंह और गंगाधर तिलक का केस लड़ा था ?

(IBN Khabar, IBN7 और ETV News अब है News 18 Hindi. सबसे सटीक  और  सबसे तेज़  Hindi News अपडेट्स.  Nation  News in Hindi  यहां देखें.)

12 May 2018
The protestesting students allowed the opening of the main AMU gate, Baab-e-Syed, which had been locked for the past 11 days to facilitate the movement of those students who are appearing in the engineering entrance.
Earlier, several AMU students sat on an indefinite dharna after a clash with the police on May 2 when they were demanding action against the right-wing Hindu activists, who had entered the campus and shouted slogans against Jinnah's portrait.

They are asking for a judicial probe into the alleged police inaction and the manner in which the row erupted after Bharatiya Janata Party MP Satish Gautam had objected to the port rate of Jinnah in AMU Students Union.
GBM in union hall

14 Th May 2018
This is to inform all students that a general body meeting will be held at 5.30 PM at the Central Hall, Students Union Hall, AMU to discuss the prevailing situation and take stock of the discussion held with the district administration since the last GBM, the ongoing hunger strike and to decide on the further course of action.
AMUSU has made it clear since day 1; this is a movement in which all decisions will be taken by the general body, so I invite you all to join the GBMand deliberate on the issue.
Regards
Maskoor Ahmad Usmani
President || AMUSU


After returning from GBM Sadar Maskoor Ahmad Usmani sb has joined us. United we stand!
AMU Students at Hunger Strike

The hunger strike continues. The protest continues and we demand that the district administration comes forth and accepts all our demands.
AMUSU has formed a negotiation team comprising of the following:
Afaq Ahmad
Abu bakr
Abdul Qadir Pasha 
Ahmad Mujtaba Faraz
Arif Tayagi
Farhan Zuberi
Faisal Nadeem
Asif Idrees

This negotiation team will report to the union all the developments and only then a decision will be taken on all issues.
The protest by students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) continued on its fourteenth day, with agitating students demanding the arrest of Hindu Jagaran Manch (HJM) activists who allegedly forcibly entered the university, vandalised its property, and breached the security of visiting former Vice President of India Hamid Ansari.
It must be mentioned that in the long history of the university, the first time in the 21st century, the varsity saw women students' too active  participation  alongside  male  student brothers. Arifa Khan ,Sumaiya Khan, Riba Ali and many others.


 Demand of AMU Students Union on 14-5-2018
Mashkoor Ahmad Usmani, president of the AMU Student’s Union demanded a judicial enquiry and arrest of the persons responsible for breaking law and order at the university,arrests of 17 culprits, suspension of the Police officers and quashing of FIRs on students; Aligarh Muslim University students under the banner of its union go on a hunger strike seeking justice in the 2nd May lathi charge row.


 I am ending this blog with a note that Indian Muslims love their Mother land India (Mera Bharat Mahan).The believers of two nation theory has gone to Pakistan in search of a new Jannat ,and I am sure they could’t get a new jannat as they dreamed. For Indian Muslims Jnnah is only a part of history,that History which cannot be erased.



I used to think and still think that partition shouldn’t have happened and that Jinnah and Nehru are the two to be blamed for this, they were power hungry, so they shared us among themselves to rule over, and that Gandhi could have prevented this partition as every Indian regardless of culture or religion used to follow him but instead he let Nehru divide us. Originally he never wanted this but he had a dream to make Nehru the PM which caused us this partition.
Mother of Mujeeb at Dharna place in AMU Aligarh
Ending with a couplet of Firaq Gorakhpuri—My Question is with Aligarh Muslim University, Administration.

Tu idhar udhar ki na baat kar ye bata ki qafila kyu uñ  LutaMujhe rahzanon se gila nahin tiri rahbari ka  saval hai




The above right up has been prepared with the help of reports and news items  available on net of various agencies.Photos are taken from various sources from face book and on net.


Agar Usmaniyon Par Koh-E-Gham Toota To Kya Gham Hai
Ke Khoon-E-Sad Hazar Anjum Se Hoti Hai Sahar Paida

If a mountain of grief collapsed upon the Ottomans, then why lament?
For the dawn arises from the blood of a hundred thousand stars.

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