AMU to open school for children of riot victims in Muzaffarnagar

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Saturday announced said that it will open a school for children of riot victims of Muzaffarnagar.

The school will be opened with an amount of Rs 51 lakh contributed by AMU for Muzaffarnagar riot victims.

Speaking to News18 from Aligarh, AMU PRO Rahat Abrar, said that the affiliation for the school will be from UP government. In the initial stage, the school will be till class 5, he added.

The school will be named after Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the founder of AMU, said Abrar.

The proposed school is to be set up in Jawala village on Kandhla Road in Muzaffarnagar. The formalities related to donation of land are yet to be finalized.

Abrar further stated that as soon as the land donation process is completed, the foundation laying ceremony will be held.

AMU authorities were responding to an RTI application filed by former Students’ Union president Shahzad Alam Burni, who was expelled from the university on disciplinary grounds.