Jamia’s vice-chancellor Najma Akhtar said, “30 students from RCA were selected this time out of which 16 are Muslims and 14 are Hindus. Since they were all called jihadis, it means 16 were Muslim jihadis and 14 others were Hindu jihadis”.
By Hasan Akram
New Delhi: Suresh Chauhanke, who is infamous for spreading anti-Muslim hatred, has stirred a controversy with his remarks against Muslim candidates qualifying civil services examinations. He on 25 August uploaded a video teasers on Twitter, in which he was seen expressing his apprehensions over the rise in the percentage of Muslim aspirants qualifying the examinations and calling them as “Jamia’s Jihadi”.
However, the current years’ UPSC results show that 14 Hindus are among the 30 successful candidates who were taught in Jamia Millia Islamia’s Centre for Coaching and Career Planning (RCA).
Jamia’s vice-chancellor Najma Akhtar said, “30 students from RCA were selected this time out of which 16 are Muslims and 14 are Hindus. Since they were all called jihadis, it means 16 were Muslim jihadis and 14 others were Hindu jihadis. India has been given a new secular definition of jihadis”. She said the same in an interview with The Indian Express.
On an important note, around five percent Muslims have cleared the civil services examinations this year. As many as 42 Muslims candidates are among the 829 candidates whose names appeared on the list issued by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Reports suggest India has seen the hightes representation of successful Muslims candidates in the past 28 years.
Jamia administration has written to the Ministry of Education demanding action over Chavhanke’s remakrs. Several bodies including the Indian Police Service Association have raised their concerns over the same.
The Delhi High Court on 28 August stayed the broadcast of Chavhanke’s show. Notably, in the video teaser he had announced to do a daily show over the same.
However, the Supreme Court denied issuing a pre-broadcast order concerning the alleged show.