07-JAN-2016: Referring to the resolution passed by the Executive Committee of AMU Teachers' Association (AMUTA) on January 5, 2015, the Aligarh Muslim University has welcomed its "unconditional support" to the University administration in defending University's minority status case in the Supreme Court, saying "it was the least expected from a body which derived its sustenance from AMU".
The University has however regretted for Mr. Mustafa Zaidi's attempt to draw mileage from the resolution by projecting "lack of preparedness demonstrated by the hunt for advocates and alarm displayed by the university officers in convening and then postponing Executive Council meetings". It said that this was in line with Mr. Mustafa Zaidi's anti administration stance on every issue.
AMU has clarified that "Mr. Mustafa Zaidi's perceptions are out of touch with reality. The Executive Council had earlier decided on the panel of lawyers who were to represent AMU. Briefs had been given to them in advance. It was however necessary to ensure coordination with our legal representatives and give them last minute briefings. Mr. Zaidi must remember that this panel of the leading lawyers of the country is not available "on call". They have limited time still they gave to AMU administration three days from January 4-6, 2016 for briefing which made it necessary to postpone the Executive Council meeting".
The University has made it clear that "AMU administration is taking no chances and has harnessed all resources and met the concerned people.
Terming it a "clear cut case", Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah said, "Truth is on our side and we will succeed, Inshallah".