Aligarh Muslim University students protest against girls waving flags, call it 'anti-Muslim'

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Aligarh, Oct 29: The male students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have raised objections to the girl students waving flags during campaigning for the students union poll.

The students, both boys and girls, are campaigning hard for the polls using flags, pamphlets and posters. According to reports, male students have lodged protest against girl students in burqas holding up placards, flags, saying it is against Muslim culture.

The students' union election are scheduled for Wednesday in the University.

The girl students, however, refused to pay any heed to the demands of their male counterparts. The girls have, infact, shot back using social media asking the males to respect their freedom of expression. The message sent out by the girls reads, "It is not a sin for a girl to wave a flag," "Nobody can question my freedom of expression."

Meanwhile, Leyaqat Khan, who is contesting for the post of president in the election, said, "On one hand, the male candidates speak on the protection of women and their dignity, and on the other, they are protesting against girls waving the flags." He said this is against the ethos of this campus, and also Muslim culture.

Among the 10,000 women presently enrolled in the university, only one woman is contesting the students' union elections.

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