<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>ABVP and BJYM leaders here have alleged that non-Muslim hostel boarders at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) were not provided breakfast and lunch during Ramzan but the authorities asserted that lunch is served to students of any religion “on demand” during the holy month. Vinay Varshney, a BJYM leader, yesterday had alleged that by denying breakfast and lunch to Hindu boarders, the university authorities were “indirectly compelling them to observe fast during Ramzan”. AMU authorities, however, said while students not observing the month-long fast may have been inconvenienced during the first few days of Ramzan, there has always been a provision wherein a hostel boarder, be it non-Muslim or Muslim, is provided lunch “on demand”. A senior university official has confirmed that the HRD ministry has sought a written clarification on this matter. Jasim Mohammad, media consultant to the AMU vice- chancellor, told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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Non-Muslims at AMU hostels not given breakfast, lunch during