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Protests In BHU Over Muslim Professor’s Appointment

Varanasi: The appointment of a Muslim assistant professor within the literature division of the college of Sanskrit Vidya Dharm Vigyan (SVDV) of Banaras Hindu College (BHU) has triggered protests.

Analysis students and college students of the division began a sit-in at Holkar Bhawan close to vice-chancellor’s residence on the varsity campus from Thursday. They performed musical devices to draw consideration in the direction of their demand.

They’re demanding the cancellation of the appointment of a ‘non-Hindu’.

Nonetheless, the BHU administration has made it clear that “the appointment has been made as per the University Grants Commission (UGC) rules and the BHU Act in a transparent manner based on the eligibility of the candidate”.

The protestors, in a letter to the BHU vice-chancellor Rakesh Bhatnagar, have claimed that the varsity’s founder, late Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya had termed the SVDV college as the guts of the varsity.

“The stone plate of the faculty also contains that this institution is for cultural, religious, historical debates and discussion of Sanatan Hindus and their direct or indirect branches like Arya Samaj, Buddh, Jain, Sikh, etc.”, the letter identified.

The protestors mentioned that regardless of figuring out all these info, a ‘non-Hindu’ has been appointed, which appears to be a conspiracy. They allege that as the brand new appointment is in opposition to the soul and spirit of the establishment, it needs to be cancelled instantly.

BHU spokesman Rajesh Singh mentioned: “The appointment has been made following an interview in the ‘Sahitya’ (literature) department of the faculty of SVDV. The varsity has made the appointment as per the UGC rules and the BHU Act, in which discrimination on the basis of caste and creed has no place. The appointment has been made with full transparency and only on the basis of the eligibility of candidate.”

Nonetheless, he declined to touch upon the protests.

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