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Booked throughout anti-CAA protests on campus, AMU pupil banned from Aligarh for six months

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The Aligarh administration has banned AMU pupil chief Arif Khan Tyagi from the district for six months terming him a risk to peace within the metropolis, a 12 months after he was booked beneath completely different fees in the course of the anti-CAA protests on the campus.

Aligarh Muslim University spokesman Professor Shafay Kidwai informed PTI the externment order pertained to the protests on the campus in opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act which started on December 15, 2019.

The externment order was issued to the final-year publish graduate pupil by the Additional District Magistrate (ADM) City Rakesh Kumar Maalpani final week beneath the Uttar Pradesh Control of Goondas Act. Arif obtained it two days again.

The order acknowledged that Arif was a risk to the peace of the town and his presence posed a hazard to its peace-loving residents.

Arif has had greater than half a dozen circumstances registered in opposition to him in the course of the two months of anti-CAA protest on the campus in December 2019 and January 2020.

After he was served the order, Arif informed mediapersons that every one the circumstances in opposition to him pertained to protests on the campus. He mentioned all residents whether or not farmers, commerce union members or college students have a proper to peaceable protest.

“The externment order was yet another attempt to muzzle freedom of expression,” he mentioned, including he would move court docket in opposition to the order.

AMU spokesperson Kidwai mentioned the coed had been named by the police for the violent incidents which happened on the evening of December 15, 2019. He mentioned that the college had not individually filed any criticism in opposition to the coed.

Violent protests had damaged out in opposition to the CAA on the campus on December 15 during which over 70 individuals, together with college students, AMU safety workers and police personnel had been injured. The college needed to announce an prolonged winter break following the clashes.


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