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Staff and students condemn interference in MANUU affairs

Hyderabad, Jan 28 (INN): In a rare show of solidarity, the staff and students of Maulana Azad National Urdu University on Wednesday condemned the “malicious” campaign being run against University and its authorities and said that they would resist “outside” interference in affairs of MANUU.

Addressing a huge gathering of staff and students, Dr. Yousuf Khan, President of the MANUU Teachers Association, said that all decisions taken by the administration were transparent. “We are responsible members of the society.  If there had been any irregularities as claimed by the vested interests, we would have been the first to raise our voice,” Dr. Khan said.

The staff and students staged an impromptu rally today in response to the so-called dharna by people who claimed to be the members of the Minority Mrcha of the BJP.  “Some people have been trying to sabotage the progress made by the university since its inception in 1998. The progress of the university is evident by the fact that thousands of Urdu speaking students have been able to get jobs after completing education in a variety of fields from MANUU,” said Dr Mohammed Fariyad, former President of MANUUTA and Associate Professor of Mass Com. He went on to add that the vested interest groups have been misinforming the media about the University and using the umbrella of various political outfits, as and when it suited them.

In the resolution passed at the rally the representatives of the participants said that they have decided to “safeguard the interests of our university against the wicked designs of individuals within or outside MANUU.” The resolution said that the rally condemns outside interference in the internal affairs of the university and the un-parliamentary language being used in a section of the media against the university authorities.

Nooruzoha, President Students Union, said that by interfering in the affairs of the university “the destructive elements are playing with fire.”

He said that the “conspirators against MANUU” will be fought against tooth and nail across the country.

The other student leaders who spoke at the rally included Aaquib Nazar, Mohammed Irfan, Danish Khan and Mohammed Shahab Alam.

Md. Jamaluddin Khan, President Officers Association, said that the stakeholders in the University will not tolerate harming of reputation of the university.  “The progress made by the university is the result of the hard work put in sincerely by the entire MANUU community in the last about 17 years. It is because of the unstinted support of the government that the University has registered phenomenal progress,” he said.

Sheikh Naved, President of Employee Welfare Association, said that the University is playing an important role in the development of the country.  There should not be any interference in institutions like MANUU.

Wajihus Shams, General Secretary of the Non-Teaching Employees Association, described MANUU as an excellent centre of learning where there is no room for politics.

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