Muslim youth group, AMU students at loggerheads over President Kovind’s visit


AGRA: Muslim youth association, an organisation in Aligarh claiming to be the “followers” of RSS ideology, has announced that 11,000 youths from the community will welcome President of India, Ramnath Kovind, at forthcoming convocation of AMU, with saffron flag, if authorities fail to take action against students who had threatened to show black flags to him.
Even Former Vice President, Hamid Ansari‘s wife, Salma Ansari, has joined issues with the former AMUSU vice president, Nadeem Ansari, who called for a black flag welcome to the President, and said that his call for showing black flags was “Insulting to the office of the President of India”. She went on to say that the “insult to the president is an insult to all of us”.

In a letter to AMU vice chancellor, Tariq Mansoor, president of the Muslim association, Mohd Aamir Rashid, said that the entry of students who threatened to show black flags to the president should be banned in the campus. Rashid said that certain students are spoiling the international image of Aligarh Muslim University and the association wants strict action against them. “We will not tolerate anything against the President of India,” he said.

Meanwhile, Salma Ansari also criticized the Aligarh Muslim University Students Union for objecting to invitation being sent to people with “RSS ideology”. She said that it is unacceptable that an institute like AMU will allow anyone to do something like this.

She said, “What is Sanghi thoughts. Sangh is just an organization and whether you agree with their ideology or not, it is one’s personal view”. No one should have an objection on who will accompany the President of India, if he is visiting to the institute.

 Meanwhile, certain student groups took out a unity march just to send the message that they are whole heartedly welcoming the President of India and people accompanying him as per protocol. “This is the proud moment for the university that after 32 years the president of India will attend the AMU convocation”, they said.