Sedition charge against 14 AMU students dropped, police said this

The police have gone on to drop the sedition charges against 14 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students.

Police said that the charges have been dropped for lack of evidence to support the allegation that anti-India or pro-Pakistan slogans were raised in the campus last week.

It need be mentioned that a local BJP leader Mukesh Kumar Lodi had claimed in his complaint to the police last week that he and his associates were shot at and assaulted by AMU students outside the campus main gate because their motorcycles sported BJP stickers.

He also accused the students of shouting slogans favouring Pakistan over India in the course of the violence.

AMU students have accused the mediapersons of trying to shoot inside the campus without obtaining requisite permissions, and misbehaving with
campus security personnel and university officials upon being advised against doing so.

The officer today added there was no videographic proof or any other evidence “to support the claim that anti-India or pro-Pakistan slogans were raised by the students during the clash between two student groups at University Circle on February 12”.

The clashes had snowballed into a major political controversy after sedition charges were slapped against the students.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was outraged at the use of sedition charges against students.

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