SC lawyer plans sit-in protest in Aligarh on August 15 condemning CAA, NRC

Mahmud is expected to be joined by the three Aligarh Muslim University(AMU) students who were earlier also a part of the anti-CAA protest in the district.

A Supreme Court lawyer named Mahmud Pracha from Aligarh is planning to hold a sit-in protest at the Iggah grounds on August 15 condemning CAA and NRC. Mahmud is expected to be joined by the three Aligarh Muslim University(AMU) students who were earlier also a part of the protest in the district.

A group of social activists from Aligarh have written to the administration, alerting them of the possibility of a serious law and order disruption in the district due to the activities of this SC lawyer, which could spread the anti-CAA violence in Uttar Pradesh yet again.

The activists have also alleged that there are a few media groups that have been in contact with these three AMU students and could collude with them to fan the anti-CAA flames. Former Aligarh Mayor Shakuntala Bharti has already met the AMU Vice Chancellor and asked him to keep tab on these three students.

Social activist Aamir Qureshi said, “Covid-19 has already disrupted the cycle of life for the middle class and the poor. The businesses across the country are going bankrupt. Everybody is busy trying to protect himself from the virus and at this time, these miscreants are raising the specter of CAA/NRC yet again.”

Aamir Qureshi appealed to the people to support the administration in combating the communal elements. He said that Aligarh is a temple of education and the Aligarh Muslim University was a symbol of enlightenment among the Muslims at one time, but now this university comes to light more for anti-national activities which tarnish the name of Aligarh.

Aligarh Muslim University Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor said that no student of the university will be allowed to participate in any anti-national activity and the university is keeping an eye on the students identified to be involved in aggressive political and social debates, to ensure that the name of the institution is not tarnished in any manner.

Agra Zone ADG Ajay Anand told India Today that the police is already aware of the activities of Mahmud Pracha and the local intelligence units have been forewarned to keep an eye on him as soon as he arrives in Aligarh. If he is found to be involved in any anti-national activity, appropriate action will be taken against him.

Source: India Today


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