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Violence at AMU campus over Jinnah portrait, police lobs teargas shells; 2 injured

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Aligarh (UP): Police today lobbed teargas shells to disperse AMU students demanding the arrest of protesters who had barged into the campus, shouting slogans over a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah which hangs at the student union office.

District magistrate Chandra Bhushan Singh said two two youths were injured in the police action. Earlier, members of a right-wing organisation had briefly clashed with Aligarh Muslim University students and entered the campus.

They were then taken away to a police station from where they were later “rescued” by other protesters, AMU student union members said. The protesters were agitated over the portrait of the Pakistan founder which a local BJP MP wanted removed.