Another Jinnah Row: Bapu's pic alongside Jinnah's at varsity exhibition, AMU orders probe

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 5: The Aligarh Muslim University has ordered a probe into how pictures of Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah with Mahatma Gandhi were put on display at a photo exhibition in the varsity."It was a part of a 3-day exhibition. A Show cause notice has been issued to the librarian by the administration," said Omar Saleem Peerzada, PRO at Aligarh Muslim University. He was refering to the pictures of Muhammad Ali Jinnah with Mahatma Gandhi seen at exhibition as part of Gandhi Jayanti celebrations at AMU.In May, a portrait of Jinnah at the university's students' union office had caused a major row. University authorities have removed the photos and a show cause notice was served to the librarian, who is the curator of the exhibition.The week-long exhibition, themed around the life and times of the Mahatma, is being held as part of the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations at the AMU.The probe was ordered after BJP MP Satish Gautam Thursday demanded the removal of some group photos in which the Mahatma is seen along with the Pakistan founder.

With Agencies