Preliminary Fact Finding Report into the events of 15th and 16th December, 2019 at Aligarh Muslim University

A three member fact-finding team comprising of Advocate Aman Khan, Advocate Fazal Abdali and Advocate Fawaz Shaheen reached Aligarh Muslim University around 4 in the morning on 16-12-19. We entered the campus from the University Circle side through the main university gate ? Bab-e-Syed ? . The first sight that greeted us was a massive contingent of armed forces, comprising mainly of RAF but also including local police, spread in large groups right from university circle and Bab-e-Syed to chungi gate. The right side gate of ? Bab-e-Syed was lying to one side (we saw it being welded back together when we were leaving later in the evening) and there were barricades at every intersection inside the campus. Quite strangely, a small tractor was picking up bikes parked around the university and throwing them onto a truck parked in front of the Maulana Azad Library, on the main university road. (the vehicles belonged to students, which were vandalised by armed forces during their aggravated violence)