Election process at AMU
The election process of Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union and the University Court reached a decisive stage today with the filing of nominations by a record number of contestants. 91 students filed their nominations for the election of Students’ Union for the posts of President, Vice- President, Hon. Secretary and 10 Executive Members and 40 candidates for the student’s representatives from faculties to the University Court.
The filing of nomination by a visually handicapped student was admired by those present. The student leaders came to the historic Union Hall in groups with their supporters to file their papers. The enthusiasm of the supporters in shouting slogans was watched with great interest and enthusiasm by the entire university community.
Prof. Noor Mohammed, the Chief Election Officer is being assisted by the university administration and senior teachers in the peaceful conduct of Students’ Union election which is being held after a gap of five long years. The scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on Sep., 20 and polling will be held on Sept.30,2004.
Late-night, taking a sympathetic view of the demands of students, the Vice- Chancellor in his capacity as Patron of Students’ Union modified AMU Students’ Union( Conduct of Election) Regulations,2004 to make them more liberal and student friendly. There was a wide-spread welcome of this decision in the university community.
Welcoming these relaxations in various Clauses of Conduct Rules, the students decided to participate in the election process and file their nominations. All the four students who were on hunger- strike also filed their nomination papers under the amended rules and called off their week long agitation.
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