Earlier this month the Aligarh Muslim University was targeted by protests for the fact that a portrait, of Muhammad Ali Jinnah hangs in the Students' Union building. The protests by the Hindu Yuva Vahini followed BJP MP, Satish Gautam’s letter to the Vice-Chancellor of the University objecting to Jinnah’s portrait. As a result of the commotion exams were postponed and some students were injured. What is Jinnah’s connection to the AMU? Why did a pointless objection become a national debate? On Off Centre AMU’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor provides perspective.