Jinnah portrait row: Police lob teargas shells at AMU students, 2 injured

WION Web Team
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, IndiaUpdated: May 02, 2018, 09:05 PM IST

Protest outside AMU. Photograph:(ANI)

Police on Wednesday lobbed teargas shells to disperse AMU students demanding the arrest of protesters who had barged into the campus, shouting slogans over a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah which hangs at the student union office.

District magistrate Chandra Bhushan Singh said two youths were injured in the police action.

Earlier, members of a right-wing organisation had briefly clashed with Aligarh Muslim University students and entered the campus.

They were then taken away to a police station from where they were later "rescued" by other protesters, AMU student union members said.

The protesters were agitated over the portrait of the Pakistan founder which a local BJP MP wanted to be removed.

(With inputs from PTI)