Under court pressure, Aligarh Muslim University agrees to open library to women

(9 October 2016, Lucknow) Under pressure from the Allahabad High Court, India, the Aligarh Muslim University has agreed to open its Maulana Azad library – one of the best in Asia – to women students and provide extra security in the area.

The court’s order came today during the hearing of an appeal that said women students be allowed to use the library.

The university, which had earlier argued that women were barred due to a space crunch in the library, told the court that security was an issue, since the women’s college was 3.5 km away. But the court dismissed the argument and asked the university to provide security.

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