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BHU Muslim professor, who faced student protests, quits Sanskrit dept & joins Arts faculty

Students from the RSS-affiliated ABVP held protests in November against the appointment of Feroz Khan to BHU's Sanskrit department, citing his religion.

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Varanasi: BHU professor Feroze Khan has resigned from his post at the SVDV Department and joined the Arts Faculty where he will teach Sanskrit, BHU sources said.

Students, mostly from the ABVP, were protesting against Khan’s appointment. They said only a Hindu can teach Sanskrit at the university in Varanasi.

Although the Benaras Hindu University backed Khan, he was unable to take classes for several days.

Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan Department Dean Bindeswari Prasad Mishra confirmed that Khan has joined the Arts Faculty of the university where he will teach teach Sanskrit.


Also read: BHU controversy: What’s the problem with a Muslim scholar teaching Sanskrit?


 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. ‘Students, mostly from the ABVP, were protesting against Khan’s appointment. They said only a Hindu can teach Sanskrit at the university in Varanasi.’
    very false narrative by print .it was to teach dharma and ritual.
    i wish print inquire to appoint Hindu pastor in the church as he knows bibal and do not believe on Christ

  2. On further research , I found that the students were not averse to him teaching sanskrit, they were averse to him teaching Dharma subjects; Which means that he was preaching Hindu religion ; He was not a sanskrit prof. he was a professor of Hindu Dharma.
    The students were ok with him teaching sanskrit, but they did not want a non hindu teaching Hindu religion; Kindly get your facts straight when you write an article

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