"We are students of Aligarh Muslim University. We, too, should have the benefit of accessing the famous Maulana Azad Library," Gulfiza Khan, president of the Women's College students' union, reportedly said. "The library in the Women's College is not enough. If space is a problem, we can just issue books and not sit in the library."
She further asserted that there should be no discrimination between male and female students, and that access to a good library is necessary for the all-round development of all students.
Librarian Amjad Ali of the Maulana Azad Library said, "If the Women's College library demands books, we send them instantly. The purpose is solved without the students coming here."
Shadab Bano, assistant professor of History at the Women's College, said, "The discipline issue can be tackled only if women are not in a minority in the library, which is usually packed with male students. And also, it is the responsibility of the university to assure the safety and protection of women."