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Rename AMU after 'Jat King': Haryana FM

Earlier this month, a number of groups protested against the portrait of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah being hung at the AMU student union's office

ANI  |  Rewari (Haryana) [India] 

Amid the controversy surrounding the Muslim University, Finance Minister wants the varsity to be renamed after Raja Mahendra Pratap, also known as 'Jat King.'

"The picture of the one who broke the nation into pieces hangs inside Muslim University's campus, but there is no picture of Raja Singh. I demand that the AMU must be renamed as Raja Vishwavidyalaya," he said while addressing a gathering here on Sunday.

Earlier this month, a number of groups protested against the portrait of Pakistan's founder being hung at the AMU student union's office.

The matter grabbed headlines first after Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) MP questioned the portrait's presence in the office.

Soon after, AMU dubbed the Jinnah portrait controversy as a 'non-issue' and underscored that latter's portrait is also present at the and the Sabarmati Ashram in

Talking to ANI, AMU said, "Jinnah's portrait has been here since 1938. Jinnah's portrait is at many places including Bombay HC and Sabarmati Ashram and too. No one was worried about the portraits until now; I think it is a non-issue."

Mansoor also asserted that the agitation by students in the university had no connection with the Jinnah portrait row.

"Students' agitation had no relation to Jinnah portrait row, they were protesting against people who came to AMU to disturb the peace on May 2. Spoken to for a judicial inquiry into the incident," he said while reacting to the ruckus due to which the event of former was cancelled.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 10:20 IST
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