New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the centenary celebration of the Aligarh Muslim University on December 22. As a chief guest he will attend the program virtually with Union Education Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the university said.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Tariq Mansoor, in a media statement, has appealed to all concerned to keep the Centenary Programme above politics.
The premier university has had a thorny relation with the BJP as its leaders have repeatedly criticised the university students and even suggested to change the name of the institution.
During the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the students of the Aligarh Muslim University, along with their counterparts in Delhi’s Jamia Milia Islamia, have been subject to police excesses, which made headlines.
Students from campuses across the country came out in support of the Jamia and AMU students after the violent clashes of December 15, 2019.