27-SEP-2014: The Aligarh Muslim University today clarified that an amount of Rs. 51 Lakh contributed by AMU for riot victims of Muzaffarnagar is still with the University. It will be used for constructing Sir Syed Public School in Muzaffarnagar for riot victims.
Responding to questions raised by Mr. Shahzad Alam Burni, who was expelled from the University on disciplinary grounds, AMU PRO, Dr. Rahat Abrar said that his is an attempt to gain cheap popularity. It is baseless to say that the amount of Rs. 65 Lakh was spent on distribution of blankets and medicine. The University has neither distributed blankets nor medicines.
The proposed school is to be set up in Jawala village, Kandhla Road, Muzaffarnagar and formalities related to donation of land are yet to be finalized. As soon as the land donation process is complete, the foundation laying ceremony will be held, he added.
It may be added that several organizations of students, teaching and non-teaching staff have done remarkable relief work in the Muzaffarnagar on their own.