Aligarh: A Kashmiri student has been expelled from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) for posting allegedly objectionable comments on Facebook, over the attack on army base in Uri.

AMU Vice-Chancellor took a “very serious view” of the issue and expelled the student, who was pursuing MSc in Organic Chemistry, after personally probing the matter, university spokesman said.

“The VC said that there is no scope whatsoever at AMU for tolerating any incident which smacks of anti-national sentiments,” the spokesman said.

The student, Mudassar Yusuf from Srinagar, had offered his apologies to the Vice-Chancellor yesterday for posting the comments stating that he was “carried away by sentiments”, according to university sources.

However, the university authorities decided to go ahead with his expulsion keeping in view the sensitivity of the matter, the sources said.

BJP Lok Sabha Member from Aligarh, Satish Kumar Gautam, had written to the Vice-Chancellor demanding stringent action against the student for his Facebook post.