By Muslim Mirror News,
Bhopal, June 22: Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) has demanded an off-campus centre of Aligarh Muslim University in Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. AMU has opened its centre in Murshidabad (West Bengal) and Malaapuram (Kerala). The Kishanganj centre is yet to take off.
Aligarh Muslim University has been fulfilling the requirement of higher education for minorities especially for Muslims. In the light of recommendation of Sachar Committee five off-campus branches of AMU were to be established. Two branches have opened in Kerala and West Bengal. Struggle is on in Bihar as well as Maharashtra where land has been allotted. “But unfortunately in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, no initiative has been taken in this regard. While the old boys association of A.M.U. and others have raised voice on this issue,” said Sharique Ansar, National secretary of SIO, while addressing a press conference here last week.
“SIO of India believes that A.M.U. off-campus branch will prove milestone in the state, and in return will bring all new opportunities for the students. SIO of India urges the government that land for the A.M.U. off campus should be allotted as soon as possible, and the hurdles should be removed regarding opening of the branch, Ansar said.
“Higher education of minorities has been neglected in the country. The inequality in education can only be ended, when equal opportunity of education is available for every section of society,” he said.
Daood Hasan Falahi (Zonal president), Shahbaz Rehmani (Secretary, SIO Jabalpur) and local members were present on the occasion.