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High Court’s notices to AMU’s VC and Registrar

New Delhi: Justice Sanjay Mishra of Allahabad High Court, in response to contempt of court petition by former president of AMU’s Students Union, advocate Z. Faizan against AMU authorities, issued notices to AMU’s Vice Chancellor and Registrar asking for their explanation. It may be stated in this connection that Z. Faizan had earlier filed a petition in Allahabad High Court against AMU authorities for opening its centres outside Aligarh. The High Court had rejected his petition on the ground that he is neither a member of AMU Court nor a member of its executive council.

After the rejection of his petition by Allahabad High Court, Faizan challenged this verdict in Supreme Court which overruled HC’s verdict, saying that Faizan was earlier president of AMU Students Union and hence his petition cannot be dismissed. After this verdict of the Supreme Court in his favour, Faizan in letters to AMU’s VC, Registrar and government of India while referring to SC’s ruling said that SC has accepted his stand against the setting up of AMU’s centres and hence no further action in setting up these centres and running classes etc. should be taken by the University till the final Court verdict.

However, inspite of this verdict and his letter to AMU authorities etc. the University administration continued its activities in Murshidabad and other centres in building and starting classes etc. After this, Faizan again filed a petition in Allahabad High Court for disobeying court’s order which amounts to contempt of court. His lawyer, Irshad Ahmad, apprised the High Court of AMU’s building and academic activities in these centres after which it (Court of Justice Sanjay Mishra) issued notices to AMU-VC and Registrar asking for their explanations.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 April 2011 on page no. 20

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