Aligarh Muslim University suspends classes following student’s death


New Delhi: The H1N1 virus claims the life of a female student at Aligarh Muslim University prompting the authorities to suspend the classes. Two more students is reported to be infected with the deadly disease. The decision was taken in a meeting which was presided over by acting Vice Chancellor Brigadier S. Ahmad Ali and deans of Faculties and Principals of colleges.

AMU spokesperson Rahat Abrar said, “A student died on the way to a hospital in Delhi and there are several other suspected cases of swine flu. Considering that, classes have been suspended and everyone has been advised to take precautions.”

All university activities such as seminars, workshops, Executive Council meetings, Amu court and the election of representatives of university teachers to AMU court, have been postponed until further orders.

The students residing at AMU hostel have been provided with masks and a notification has been issued that all tours outside the campus area will remain suspended.