“We gathered inside the university campus and submitted a memorandum to the district magistrate, which was addressed to the President of India,” Khan was quoted by Indian Express.
The memorandum read, “…we hereby state that the recent arrests of propagators of Islam, including but not limited to Maulana Kalim Siddiqui and Dr Umar Gautam as well as the killing of hapless Muslims of Assam along with their forceful eviction is unacceptable to the Muslims of India and enrages the community.” Siddiqui and Gautam along with others were arrested for alleged illegal conversion.
In the memorandum, students also demanded compensation for those who had suffered losses in Assam.
Shafe Kidwai, in charge of AMU’s public relations, said the protest march from Jama Masjid in AMU to Bab-e-Syed Gate was peaceful. “It happened within the campus, and the students submitted a memorandum to the city magistrate,” said Kidwai.