New Delhi, Jan 14: Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari, Ameer (National President) of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, has termed the stand of the Central government in the Supreme Court case pertaining to the minority character of Aligarh Muslim University as a negation of a well-known historic fact. While expressing serious concern at the government’s position (to deny minority status to AMU), Maulana Umari termed it as a deliberate neglect of the Constitutional rights given to minorities. The JIH President urged the government to correct its stand, not to ignore the rightful demand of the country’s largest minority about AMU, and to desist from suppressing their emotions.
Ameer-e Jamaat said Aligarh Muslim University was founded for promotion of education of Muslims. First, some unnecessary disputes were created and now attempts are being made to snatch it from the community. Maulana Umari said that if management of one or two universities out of the hundreds of others in the country is left in the hands of Muslims for their educational need, it will benefit the country only.
Ameer-e Jamaat further said that the whole world knows that the university was established by the Muslim minority community and this historic fact cannot be hidden or changed through any misleading argument.
Maulana Umari said Muslims, open-minded Hindus and justice-loving people will never accept the wrong stand of the government. The government, therefore, should respect the constitutional rights of Muslims like other minorities and refrain from altering the minority character of Aligarh Muslim University.