By Muslim Mirror Special Correspondent,
New Delhi: In a letter to Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (M), the JNU administration has clarified that it has no plan for introducing courses on “Islamic” terrorism in the university. The controversial proposal has attracted much criticism from the academic as well as secular and Muslim circles.
In a letter addressed to Maulana Mahmood Madani, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, JNU registrar Pramod Kumar has clarified that “there is no plan for starting courses on Islamic terrorism in JNU.” He also went on clarifying that JUN never made any such plan.
It is to be noted that in May this year, it was reported in a section of Media that JNU was planning to start a course on “Islamic” terrorism. In response to such widely published report, Maulana Mahmood Madani had lodged his protest by shooting off a letter addressed to Minister of Human Resources, Vice-Chancellor of JNU and its Chancellor. He had vehemently criticized any such move and termed it a deep conspiracy for maligning the image of Islam. He had also threatened JNU administration for taking legal course action if this controversial proposal was not taken back.
The JNU administration buckled under mounting criticism from different quarters and decided of not taking the proposal further. Earlier, the JNU administration also sent a letter to the Delhi Minorities Commission stating that such proposal was never before the academic council of the University.
Maulana Madani expressed the hope the JNU which is known for its secular and liberal traditions,will continue to maintain its secular credentials and high academic standard.