AMU shut down after violence

Aligarh Muslim University(AMU) was today shut down indefinitely after violence erupted in the campus on Friday night as students of two rival groups clashed with each other. Reports said that one group belonging to Bihar and eastern UP and the other to western UP and some others parts pelted stones at each other and ransacked university property. At least 12 students were injured in the clashes. The western UP has sought the removal of deputy controller of the university alleging “serious irregularities” in admission procedure. On the other hand the Bihar lobby is throwing their weight behind the deputy controller. Anil Kumar, District Magistrate of Aligarh, has confirmed the firing in the campus. “After a clash between two groups, The AMU has been closed indefinitely” AMU spokesman Rahat Abrar said. All the Exams have been postponed, he said. In view of the incident security has also been beefed up in and around the campus, a police office said, here. No arrests have been made so far, he added.