Jinnah portrait row: AMU postpones examinations till May 12

New Delhi, May 7: Amid the Jinnah row at Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh Muslim University, the college administration has decided to postpone the examination till May 2."Examinations in Aligarh Muslim University have been postponed till May 12 due to the ongoing protests," Public Relations Officer, said Umar Salim Parizda.The controversy surrounding Jinnah's poster triggered after BJP Aligarh MP Satish Gautam wrote a letter to AMU's Vice-Chancellor seeking an explanation on the portrait of Pakistan's founder in the students' union office.The portrait of Jinnah has been hanging on a wall in the students union's office at AMU for decades.Last week, a clash broke out between students of the AMU and the police over the matter.Internet services were also suspended in the varsity to prevent the communal flare-up over the issue.

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