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PRO of BHU clarifies, says Ramayana and Mahabharata not removed from BA syllabus

It was earlier reported that the History Department of BHU has decided to remove Mahabharata, Ramayana and the Vedic age from the BA syllabus. The BHU PRO has now rubbished these claims.

The public relations officer (PRO) of BHU has issued to clarification that the History Department has not removed Mahabharata, Ramayana and the Vedic age from the BA syllabus of BHU. Calling the news a ‘rumour’, the PRO has said that these are still a part of the syllabus, reported Amar Ujala.

It was earlier reported by Amar Ujala that the History Department of BHU has decided to remove Mahabharata, Ramayana and the Vedic age from the BA syllabus.

Read: ‘Not against Muslims’ – protesting students at BHU explain their position. An OpIndia exclusive

It was earlier reported that the students were irked and had approached the head of the history department and conveyed their disapproval for the step taken by the department. A meeting was underway between the protesting students and the faculties of the history department at BHU with the former not in any mood to concede. However, the PRO has noot rubbished these reports.

BHU has been in a storm of controversies lately.

Earlier students of the political science department of Banaras Hindu University had been protesting after some miscreants defaced the photograph of Veer Savarkar on Tuesday. The incident came to light on Monday morning when students of M.A. first year reached their classroom and saw the photograph of Savarkar lying on one of the benches. The photograph had ink smeared on the nationalist leader’s face.

Read: A Tale of Two Protests: ‘Students’ at JNU receive a free pass while the students at BHU are demonized for a fair demand

The students of the political science department of Banaras Hindu University alleged that the left-wing members of All India Students’ Association (AISA) were behind the incident as they had previously threatened to do so.

Moreover, students at the Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan (SVDV) in BHU have also been protesting over the appointment of a Muslim professor, Dr Firoz Khan in the Dharma Vigyan department. Though the mainstream media continue to slander the students over their demands calling it bigotry, the students specified that the professor could teach the Sanskrit language in any other department of the BHU except the theology or Dharma Vigyan one as they believe that the person teaching Hindu Theology should himself have faith in it.

Note: The report was updated with new information.

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