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May 4, 2018, 3:08 AM IST India India

All thanks to a portrait that has been hanging on its wall for 80 years, the Aligarh Muslim University has become the newest battlefield in the country. After 24-hour since Wednesday’s violence, a defiant AMU today decided to put back the controversial portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the wall of the student's union office. This despite the nationwide outrage over the university’s alleged celebration of a man who for all intents and purposes is known as the one responsible for the Partition of India, and a man who has been dubbed as a mass murderer. The university itself has turned into a warzone with scores of students injured in clashes with right-wing groups who were demanding the painting be brought down once and for all. But tonight, we want to ask the students of Aligarh Muslim University, is all this outrage and bloodshed worth it? Are there not bigger causes and battles for them to fight for rather than defend one of the most divisive figures this country has had the misfortune of encountering?