Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s portrait inside Aligarh Muslim University, BJP MP raises objection

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 May 2018, 01:04 PM

A BJP MP from Aligarh Satish Kumar Gautam on Tuesday wrote a letter to the vice-chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, asking him to explain why a portrait of Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah was hanging inside the campus.

“I have heard a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah is hung inside the campus. Kindly gather more details on this and give reasons behind it,’ Gautam wrote to the vice-chancellor of the varsity.

After the BJP leader’s objection, Aligarh Muslim University came out with a clarification and said the Jinnah was awarded an honorary degree in 1938 and the administration had nothing to do with it.

“In 1938, Muhammad Ali Jinnah came to Aligarh University & he was given an honorary degree like to many others by the union. The administration had nothing to do with it,” Shafey Kidwai, PRO Aligarh Muslim University.

First Published: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 12:57 PM
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