Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tale of a Students Union Secretary

Here is the news item:

Former Students Union secretary suspended from AMU

PTI | 05:07 PM,Jul 23,2012 Aligarh (UP), Jul 23 (PTI) Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has suspended a former secretary of its Students Union from the university for alleged misconduct. The decision to suspend Hammad Nabi was taken by AMU Vice Chancellor Lt General (retired) Zameeruddin Shah, yesterday, official sources said here. Nabi had allegedly misbehaved and threatened the Dean of Faculty of Engineering in his office on May 2, the sources said. He has also been charged with keeping unauthorised persons in his hostel room. Nabi, who was the Secretary of the Students Union till the end of the last academic session, has been asked to vacate his hostel room and the campus.
Your poor Alig is more surprised at the Alig community in general. Those who support the provision that there should be a Students Union have their agenda. It is understandable. For them a university is not merely an educational outlet - it is a place to make money, any which way. Or to play power politics. Such elements are there in students, at any point of time, and such elements are their in teaching and non-teaching staff. Alig community will be better off if it keeps a watchful eye on this type of elements. These are not hidden hands - they are there in open. Your poor Alig is surprised the rest of the Alig community. How come they do not realize that Students Union is a debilitating institution as far as the object of Islam, Aligarh Movement as well as of AMU is concerned? Is that too difficult to understand? Or have we gone completely dumb?