01-Oct-2016: In a message to the students before the AMUSU elections, Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd) has said that 'let the best be chosen to safeguard the interest of AMU and its students.'
He pointed out that since the attention of the entire nation is focussed on AMUSU polls, let AMU be the role model of perfect conduct for the rest of the universities to emulate.
AMU Vice Chancellor said that let the character and power of speech be a hallmark and the deciding factor to win the hearts and mind of the electorate. "Let people know that AMU students leaders can leave their footprints on the nation's horizon and let us live up to our traditions of high cultural and moral values, so dear to our founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan," said the Vice Chancellor.
The Vice Chancellor has urged the students not to allow expelled students to participate in the election campaigning.
"I have spoken to most of the contestants and the Chief Elections Officer has publicised the AMU Students (Conduct of Election), Amended Regulations, 2012 and the Executive Ordinances pertaining to AMU Student Court Elections," said the Vice Chancellor adding that copies of the same have also been handed over to each contestant and the provisions for conduct of election relating to Code of Conduct, expenditure and grievance redressal mechanism are the same, both for AMUSU and student representatives to AMU Court.
The Vice Chancellor has urged the contestants and their supporters to observe the provisions of Code of Conduct, both in letter and spirit.
"Printed posters, defacing the University buildings, rallies on vehicles, including motorcycles, distributing the class-room teachings and any act of indiscipline and violence must be avoided during the election campaigns," said the Vice Chancellor adding that any violations of the Code of Conduct will invite penalty and disqualification of the candidature.
The Vice Chancellor has also pointed out that elected representatives will not be allowed to grab spacious accommodations. He has urged students not to allow undesirable elements to use university accommodations and facilities on the cost of other students.