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Professor Shireen Moosvi, Centre of Advanced Study in History at the Aligarh Muslim University has been elected to the Board of the International Commission of Historical Demography in Oslo. She is one of the ten members who were elected to the Board as a scholar of international repute. the International Commission of Historical Demography, dedicated to promoting the study of the history of population and the teaching of historical demography will help the development of Family history and Historical Demography in the world.
Dr Muhammad Saeed and Dr Hafiz Ilyas have been elected the members of AMU Executive Council. They were elected under the lecturer category of the Executive Council. Dr Shahid lost by a single vote.
Dean of Law praises registrar
Prof. Qaisar Hayat, dean of the law department, AMU has commended the registrar of the university, SM Afzal and said that he handled the issue of detainment of an IB sleuth with utmost wisdom.
Qaisar Hayat said that Maroof, on whose accusation Abdul Mubeen was arrested had said several times to his lawyer that the police is pressurizing him to testify on behalf of the government. He added that the list of 12 accused for detaining of Rajan Sharma, an IB sleuth was not correct. the list included the names of two students who helped in Rajan’s release. these two students were assured by the officials to be rewarded for their help to them.
According to him the confiscation of properties of the students was not correct. Police went on to confiscate the property of a student. But in the same house three families lived. Police confiscated the properties of the three households.
The confiscated property included the dowry of two girls who were to get married shortly. The police has not given the list of what was confiscated.
He said that notices are sent 24 hours in advance when any such step is taken. but here nothing of the sort was done. He also said that the police implicated a outsider, Boby, and confiscated his property, even though he is not a student of the University. The police is harassing his family. Prof. Hayat further said that officials want to get some of their illegal work done, so in this way they are pressurizing the vice chancellor.
New director of university coaching
The vice chancellor, Muhammad Hamid Ansari has appointed Dr Saghir Ahmad as the new director of Coaching and Guidance Centre of the university. Dr Saghir Ahmad is the dean of department of agricultural economics and business management.
Vice Chancellor Muhammad Hamid Ansari while laying the foundation stone of a mosque in Ras Masud Hall said that only a peaceful environment in the campus can ensure good academic standard in the university. He showered accolades on the university students for ensuring peaceful environment in such troubled times. He said while addressing the students that teachers and students assistance at this time has helped the university administration in normalizing the situation.
INDONESIAN DELEGATION IN THE AMU
A delegation from Indonesian universities visited various faculties of the the AMU and acquired information about courses and procedures for the admission of foreign students. The visit was arranged by the Indian embassy in Jakarta.
AMU STUDENTS PREVENTED FROM ENTERING MATHURA REFINERY
A group of chemistry department students led by teachers went to visit the Mathura oil refinery at the end of September. But the refinery administration refused to let them in. Some refinery officials were heard saying that due to the kind of allegations made against AMU students, they should not be allowed in because the refinery is a high security area.