Professor’s new outline on ‘Madrassa’
Waseem Raja of history department commented on madrassas that they are “dens of vice and homosexuality“. He is alleged to have Whatsapped in a group,”We want removal of madarsa… Where homo sexuality is rampant…Maulanas are part of it”
Dis-approvals that arose
The controversial comment reached every ears of AMU to induce clamor in the college.
One of them said: “People like you spoil the name of the university. God has given you reason, so think before speaking.”
Another said “You have constitutional rights to express (your views), but don’t defame (madrassas) without verifying facts first. This is prejudice, not logic, and will weaken the community, not strengthen.”
Mustafa Zaidi, AMUTA secretary, said the professor should have “calculated” what to say. “Such statements can be misconstrued and can result in anger,” he said, adding, “If he said so in the first place.”
Rashid Shaz, director of AMU Bridge Course that deals with madrassa students, condemned Raja’s views and said, “Students of madrassas are very cultured and have standards of morality. One should show evidence before questioning them en masse.”
Dont Turn AMU Into A Madrasa
Cuss words from Hindus to Muslims and vice-versa would indeed not come as a surprise in a nation like India. Unfathomable gratitude to all the supernatural almighties of all the existent religions, for this time, the controversy-raiser himself was a Muslim. Had there been any Hindu professor, don’t-know-what scenario would have cropped up by now.
Now we request any professor from BHU to make similar allegations on Hindu Mutts to maintain secular fabric of… http://t.co/pzCF2fgdYN
— Real Zaid Hamid (@RealZaidHamid_) May 27, 2015
Imagine the outrage by bhand media agar yeah kisi hindu ne kaha hota Madrassas dens of gays, ban them: AMU professor http://t.co/RvNXYCB8qW
— Anurag saxena (@saaxenanurag) May 28, 2015
@Abhina_Prakash Following the protests by students in AMU, I guess the professor has denied having said this. Such is the fear of radicals.
— Shubhendu (@ThePatrator) May 27, 2015
Dont turn Aligarh Muslim University into Madrasa http://t.co/4Ujq8IdtCL
— SUPARI JOURNALIST (@girishs2) March 9, 2014
AMU In The Midst Of A Cultural Clash
Perhaps underlying this controversy is that the University is itself in the grip of a cultural clash – between liberal muslim studentss and those that want to enforce traditional Islam including compulsory burqa for women and prayers. Liberals claim that Aligarh Muslim University – a prestigious centrally funded university founded by the esteemed Sir Syed, is being converted to “Aligarh Millat University” (a madrassa) and are opposed to this.
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