14 AMU students slapped with sedition charge over protest

Updated: Feb 14, 2019, 10:42 IST | Agencies | Aligarh

The BYJM members held a separate demonstration against the visit, demanding that the MP should be banned from the campus

Asaduddin Owaisi. Pic/AFP
Asaduddin Owaisi. Pic/AFP

Fourteen Aligarh Muslim University students, including their union chief, were booked under sedition charges after protests on the campus following reports of a planned visit by AIMIM lawmaker Asaduddin Owaisi, officials said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, some AMU students allegedly had an altercation with a TV channel crew, which had come to film the visit that ultimately did not take place, they said. The BYJM members held a separate demonstration against the visit, demanding that the MP should be banned from the campus.

The students were booked under sedition charges after a complaint was filed by BJYM activist Mukesh Lodhi, alleging that he was assaulted amid chants of pro-Pakistan slogans by some students, police said.

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