Ahead of President Kovind’s visit, AMU Student Union says no ‘sanghi politician’ will be allowed


Aligarh: In a statement likely to trigger controversy, the student union at Aligarh Muslim University is not happy with the invitation accorded to President Ram Nath Kovind and has warned against the attendance of any politician who has been a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to attend the University’s 65th annual convocation ceremony to be held on March 7.

The student union Secretary Mohammad Fahad has written to the AMU administration regarding the issue with inviting the President and warned that “no ‘sanghi’ politician would be allowed to enter the university premises and the students would stage a protest” if this happens.

“We are not opposing the President, we oppose the ‘sanghi’ mindset. Our President had given a statement about Muslims and Christians in 2010, saying “Muslims and Christians are alien to this nation.” So, I would like to remind him that the statement sill stings the students of Aligarh MU, but we respect him as the President and welcome him, but at the same time, we also warn him that no ‘sanghi’ person accompanying him would be allowed inside the university premises. Those coming as per protocol can come,” student union Secretary Mohammad Fahad told ANI.