Library controversy: No ban imposed by VC on entry of girls, AMU tells HRD ministry

Written by | November 14, 2014 | 0
Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University has informed the HRD Ministry that a request by undergraduate girls of the Women’s College for access to the central library is under consideration. The HRD Ministry on Nov 11 had sought an explanation from the AMU VC over not allowing access to women undergraduates to the main library in the campus, with Minister Smriti Irani saying that it amounted to an “insult to daughters”.

‘No ban imposed by VC on entry of girls’ AMU Registrar Dr Asfar Ali Khan, in the reply, said that AMU Women’s College is an undergraduate college which has its own library, laboratories, hostels, dining hall and sports facilities.

“An oral request was made on November 10 to the AMU VC by the girls of the Women’s College at the installation ceremony of the newly elected Women’s College Students Union for permitting undergraduate girls of the Women’s College for gaining access to the central library. This request is under consideration”, the letter said.

The AMU also told the HRD Ministry that undergraduate girls and boys of different colleges of the University are all allowed to use Maulana Azad Library. “Undergraduate girls and boys of different AMU colleges including JN medical college, ZH Engineering College, Dr ZA dental college and the Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College are all allowed to use the Maulana Azad Library”, the reply sent to the HRD ministry yesterday said. ‘

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