Home News Reports AMU opposes JNU's proposed course on 'Islamic Terrorism', urges HRD ministry to intervene

AMU opposes JNU’s proposed course on ‘Islamic Terrorism’, urges HRD ministry to intervene

Amidst the controversial inclusion of a course on ‘Islamic Terrorism’ in the curriculum proposed by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union (AMUSU) approached the HRD minister, Prakash Javadekar today, urging him to direct JNU to roll back its proposal.

President of AMUSU, Maskoor Ahmad Usmani said in the letter written to the HRD ministry that it is ‘disgusting and shocking’ to see how JNU is giving ‘religious colour to terrorism.’ “It perhaps reflects their deep-rooted agenda to malign a specific religion,” he said.

According to the Usmani, the course would push the students into going along with a black and white understanding of an issue that itself thrives on various ambiguities, rather than encouraging them to get a deeper perception of this complex anomaly. He further stated by starting a course on ‘Islam terrorism’, the entire community was being branded as terrorists. He added that it is rather ironic that while JNU has no funds for regular courses, these ‘divisive’ courses were being introduced.

- Ad - - article resumes -

The academic council of the JNU had passed a proposal which would look into setting up a center for National Security that would include a course on ‘Islamic Terrorism’. Apart from Islamic Terrorism, the center will also cover the military modernization of China and Pakistan, defense economics, nuclear proliferation and data arms control and disarmament, civil-military relations, Naxalism and other aspects.

JNU Students Union President Geeta Kumari had said, “This grotesque propaganda of Islamophobia in the name of academic courses is deeply problematic. It seems the RSS-BJP’s election propaganda material will be prepared through these courses rather than studying the nature of terrorism in general.”

On 22nd May, the Delhi Minorities Commission issued a notice to the registrar of JNU asking him for an explanation for the proposal of including ‘Islamic terrorism’ in the curriculum, which was opposed by sections of teachers and students at the JNU.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

Sanjay Leela Bhansali set to produce an hour-long movie based on the life of PM Modi and is titled Mann Bairagi.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

To Advertise on Opindia.com Click here

‘Professional Congress’ member posts promotional tweets for 500 rupees, blames ‘social media manager’ after having defended tweet

Flipkart Big Billion Sale is here and well, 'Congress supporters' would like to earn a few quick bucks.

While talking about Muslims in Jammu, Karan Thapar diminishes massacre of Hindus and Sikhs in Jammu and the KP exodus

Karan Thapar in his article "We cannot be selective about the past in Jammu & Kashmir" in Hindustan Times dated 15th Sept 2019, gives a call to morality, intellectual honesty and being conscious to multiple peoples and their identities.

Congress’ AIPC member blames Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an incident of violence in Pakistan

All India Professionals' Congress member Andria D'Souza wants to hold PM Modi accountable for an incident in Pakistan

Muslim student in Pakistan confesses he cooked up blasphemy charges against Hindu principal which led to violence on Hindus

Muslim mob unleashed violence against Hindu's in Ghotki, Pakistan, following the Muslim students false complaint against his Hindu principal

Did you see the Vikram Lander? Brad Pitt asks about lunar module to American astronaut on the ISS

Brad Pitt was in a conversation with NASA astronaut on the ISS as a part of promotion for his upcoming film Ad Astra

Sardar Sarovar Dam: The significance of Prime Minister Modi celebrating his birthday at Kevadia

Congress kept Gujarat thirsty for decades by stalling progress of Sardar Sarovar Dam. Congress and anti-Narmada project activist Medha Patkar, who for years tried to halt the project which benefited crores of farmers under her 'Narmada Bachao Andolan'

After Priyanka Chaturvedi, Shiv Sena looking to induct ex-Congress leader Urmila Matondkar into party?

A close aide of Uddhav Thackeray, Milind Narvekar has been in touch with ex-Congress leader Urmila Matondkar perhaps in talks to join Shiv Sena after she quit Congress only last week.
S Jaishankar says PoK will be physically under India’s jurisdiction one day

PoK is part of India and one day we will have physical jurisdiction over it: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

EAM S Jaishankar stated that Pakistan occupied Kashmir will one day be under India’s jurisdiction

Mann Bairagi: Akshay Kumar releases the poster of the film based on PM Modi, Sanjay Leela Bhansali to produce the same

Sanjay Leela Bhansali set to produce an hour-long movie based on the life of PM Modi and is titled Mann Bairagi.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
[newsletter_form type="minimal"]
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

182,790FansLike
180,447FollowersFollow
97,400SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post