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Jinnah painting row: AMU students call off protest

The students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) today ended their protest over a portrait of Pakistan founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah, an official said. According to AMU spokesman Omar Peerzada, at around 8 pm this evening the vice chancellor Prof Tariq Mansoor accompanied by his wife Dr Hameeda Tariq visited the dharna site and offered juice to student protestors who were sitting on a hunger strike since past three days. The Aligarh Muslim University Students Union (AMUSU) leaders sat on an indefinite hunger strike demanding a judicial enquiry into the violence on the campus over the portrait of Pakistans founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.