Saturday, March 6, 2021
Home News Reports Partition's main culprit Jinnah cannot be respected in India: Yogi Adityanath on AMU portrait...

Partition’s main culprit Jinnah cannot be respected in India: Yogi Adityanath on AMU portrait row

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has commented on the ongoing row over Aligarh Muslim University housing a portrait of Pakistan’s founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah, by asserting that Jinnah cannot be respected in India.

As reported by The New Indian Express, CM Yogi was quoted as saying that Jinnah cannot be given respect in India and held him responsible for the partition. With regards to Jinnah’s portrait in AMU, Yogi stated that he had directed the university and the district administration to furnish a detailed report on the basis of which he would take action. He also said that the issue needed to be probed thoroughly owing to its sensitive nature.

India Today quoted Yogi as commenting that how could Jinnah’s achievements be celebrated when he partitioned the country. The Indian Express also carried a statement from Yogi where he was quoted as saying that, “Seems the AMU Jinnah photo might be coming off for good”.

The Aligarh Muslim University situated in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh has been on the boil for the past few days, after it was reported that BJP MP Satish Gautam has written to the University’sVice-Chancellorr – Tariq Mansoor, asking him to take down the portrait of Jinnah which was reported to be hanging in the Student Union Hall. The MP also questioned as to what was the need to put up the portrait on the University walls.

Soon the issue came garnered public attention, as a result of which clashes broke out between university students and activists who were demanding that the portrait is removed. Later the activists were taken to the police station where the university students later decided to march in hundreds. The Rapid Action Force which was deployed following the clashes failed to control them and it resulted in injuries to 13 cops and 28 students.

The incident also saw RSS activist Mohammad Aamir Rasheed announcing a reward of Rs 51,000 for anyone who managed to remove the portrait. He doubled the award to Rs 1 lakh if anyone managed to replace Jinnah’s portrait with Shivaji, Vir Savarkar or RSS founder Dr Hegdewar’s.

The situation in the area continues to be tense, with section 144 being imposed in town and internet services getting suspended till 12:00 AM on Saturday.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

‘Haram or Halal, TMC wants only money’, says West Bengal Congress leader Haji Mohabbat Khan in an interview with OpIndia

The Congress leader said that if 'communal BJP' has to be stopped from winning in West Bengal, then Congress is the only hope

‘He got carried away, committed a serious mistake’: Bombay HC upholds bail for Areeb Majeed, accused of traveling abroad to join ISIS

Areeb Majeed, who left to fight for ISIS in Syria, has walked of prison today after his bail was upheld by the Bombay High Court.

Owner of the explosive-laden car found outside Antilia was in touch with Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze: Claims Devendra Fadnavis

Fadnavis said Mansukh Hiren had made and received multiple calls from Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze in the last few months

How Freedom House duped millions of Indians into signing up for an anti-India agenda

You must have seen the headlines yesterday. India has been 'downgraded.’ By whom? Some apparently international organization called Freedom House.

‘Even if life was taken away illegally, courts are helpless’: the Congress toolkit for protecting institutions

Rahul Gandhi had recently said that though the Emergency was wrong, Congress has never tried to capture India's institutional framework.

Badminton coach Mathias Boe is also the coach of Pune 7 Aces, owned by girlfriend Taapsee Pannu and KRI Entertainment, both facing I-T probe

Mathias Boe is the coach of Pune 7 Aces, a franchisee badminton team that participates in the Premier Badminton League

Recently Popular

Kiren Rijiju gives befitting reply to ‘befitting reply queen’ Taapsee Pannu’s boyfriend, who wanted the law to bend to his whims

Matthias Boe, boyfriend of actress Taapsee Pannu, had appealed to Kiren Rijiju to 'do something' to help the actress.

Indian Govt should ask badminton coach and Taapsee Pannu’s boyfriend Mathias Boe to quietly do his job or quit

Mathias Boe had tweeted tagging Minister Kiren Rijiju, asking him to do 'something' about the IT raids on his girlfriend Taapsee Pannu

Crores of undisclosed income, unexplained cash receipts and more: IT Dept discovery so far in raids against Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu

Income Tax department (IT dept) conducted raid on properties linked to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, actress Taapsee Pannu and others

Her husband used to talk vulgar to girlfriend in front of her: Here is what the lawyer of Ayesha, who jumped into Sabarmati river,...

Ayesha, who committed suicide by jumping into the Sabarmati River in Gujarat on March 1, had a disquiet marital life

Anurag Kashyap’s accounts were seized for tax evasion under UPA rule too. Brave dissenter? Netizens ask

As per reports, the I-T raids have unearthed tax discrepancies to the tunes of several hundred crores.

Mansukh Hiren, whose explosive laden car was parked near Mukesh Ambani’s residence, found dead: Details

Mansukh Hiren, whose car laden with explosives was found near the residence of Mukesh Ambani and family, has been found dead.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

253,231FansLike
522,221FollowersFollow
23,800SubscribersSubscribe