Friday, August 7, 2020
Home News Reports BHU’s SVDV students write letter to PM Modi asking for a high-level inquiry into...

BHU’s SVDV students write letter to PM Modi asking for a high-level inquiry into the appointment of Dr Feroze Khan

The BHU students warned that if the administration reneges on its promise, they are prepared for initiating a large-scale protest.

The controversy surrounding the appointment of Feroze Khan as the Assistant Professor in the faculty of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan of BHU continues to rage on as the SVDV students remain resolute in opposing the varsity administration’s decision. Even as the 10-day deferment sought by the administration from the students to resolve the issue draws to an end, the protesting students have stated that they will boycott the exams and classes until the issue is settled.

The student’s protest against the appointment of Feroze Khan is gaining strength as eminent personalities have rallied behind the students in their demands. The protest has found support from several quarters with many Acharyas, Shankaracharyas, Banaras Education Council, Dharmasangha Education Group, former Professors as well as the saints from Ayodhya and Swami Raghvacharya who is associated with the birthplace of Ram, Mahants committed to protecting Hinduism backing the protest mounted by the students.

However, the administration has remained tight-lipped about its decision on the controversy. Reports suggest that Dr Feroz Khan’s interview is going on for recruitment in other Sanskrit departments of the BHU. Yesterday (29 November 2019) Dr Khan was interviewed for Associate Professor in the Sanskrit Department of Ayurveda. The interview was shifted to the VC guest house instead of Holkar Bhavan to avoid the protest staged by the students. The administration provided security to Dr Khan and shifted him to VC guest house to protect him from the outraging students. Dr Feroze’s another interview at the Faculty of Arts is lined up for December 4.

An Executive meeting to take cognizance of the entire matter is scheduled on December 7. The BHU students are hopeful that the administration will concede to their demands and an amicable resolution to the matter will be achieved. However, the students do not want to be complacent about their demands and therefore the demonstration continued even after the administration ended the 15-day sit-in protest. Now, students of other departments have also come out in support of the SVDV students agitating against the candidature of Dr Feroze Khan for teaching Sanskrit in the theology department.

In order to shake the conscience of the defunct administration, yesterday the students of the Birla hostel of the Faculty of Arts, as a mark of symbolic protest, carried out a funeral procession of the administration. Abhishek Singh, a student of the Faculty of Arts, told Opindia, “To protect the values ​​of Mahamana and to support the movement of SVDV students in opposition to the administration’s anti-Sanatan practices, we are taking out the funeral procession of the Vice-Chancellor.” Hundreds of students from Birla Hostel, including Utkarsh, Mrityunjay Tiwari, joined the SVDV’s Shubham Tiwari, Anand Mohan Jha, Shashikant Mishra.

Dr Munish Mishra said, “We have a method of protest but there are students of other faculties who are out on the streets in our support. We respect their spirit. Whatever be the method, the objective of everyone is to protect the religion and principles ​​propounded by Malviya.

Earlier on 29th November, the students of SVDV had written a letter addressed to Prime Minister Modi and Ministry of Human Resource Development for a high-level inquiry into the values ​​of Mahamana, the preservation of Sanatan tradition and the appointment of Feroz Khan and the protection of Sanatan Dharma and Culture. In the past too, many Acharyas, distinguished citizens, professors, and others have written to the President Ramnath Kovind, requesting for an intervention in the ongoing issue.

With a legion of lies and distortions doing the rounds on the Internet, the university administration has issued an official statement on behalf of Dr Feroze. In the statement issued, Dr Feroze affirmed to the Malviya values, to serve BHU and exhorted media to not engage in spreading lies about the issue.

When asked about how do the BHU students plan to protest today (30 November), Shashikant Mishra told Opindia, “Today there is a program in which all the deities present in the campus will be garlanded and worshipped starting with the Shiva temple in Ruia hostel.”

It is noteworthy to mention that the student movement continues undeterred. Most students claim that they will not give up the protest until the university administration orders the transfer of Dr Feroz Khan from Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan to other faculty departments. They have also warned that if the administration reneges on its promise, they are prepared for initiating a large-scale protest.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

“Ghus ke maro salo ko”: Muslims clashed with Hindus objecting to Ram Pujas on 5th August in West Bengal

Muslims came out in large numbers in Kolkata to prevent Hindus from celebrating the Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan on 5th August

Child abuse? Netizens react as co-founder of AltNews shares the photo of an underage girl to intimidate the grandfather

Responding to a tweet by a Twitter user, Md Zubair chose to target the young girl seen in the profile image of the user instead of replying

‘Kashi Mathura Baki Hai’: Krishna Janmabhoomi Nirman Nyas set up in Mathura, 80 sadhus from 14 states named as members

The original Keshavnath Temple was destroyed by Aurangzeb and the Shahi Idgah Mosque was built on its plinth.

Senior lawyer K Parasaran who fought Ram Mandir case is not on Twitter, colleagues clarify after fake account gets followers

One of those heroes who rose to the challenge and was instrumental in the reclamation of Ram Janmabhoomi is 93-year-old K Parasaran, who successfully led the legal fight of Hindus

Palghar case: Maharashtra govt to file status report, SC asks for inquiry report against cops who handed over Sadhus to mob

SC asked the Maharashtra govt to file a status report in connection with the brutal lynching of two Hindu sadhus and their driver in Palghar on April 16.

Muslims chose to stay back in India: An analysis of the mythical, unsubstantiated trope that is used to make Hindus feel guilty

Muslims who stayed back in India after the partition, did not primarily do so out of their innate love for mother India

Recently Popular

Twitter user arrested by Maharashtra police for criticising the Uddhav Thackeray govt on social media

Mumbai Police arrested Twitter user Sunaina Holey for posting against Maharashtra CM and his son, to be presented in court today

Here is why #BabyPenguin is trending on Twitter, and why Aaditya Thackeray is called so by some

Yuva Sena registered complaint against twitter user for calling Aaditya Thackeray "Baby Penguin" and Uddhav Thackeray "Aurangzeb"

While most Bollywood actors and cricketers chose not to welcome Ram Mandir, here are the ones who did not shy away

Only a few actors and sportspersons celebrated Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan and shared wishes on social media.

Muslims chose to stay back in India: An analysis of the mythical, unsubstantiated trope that is used to make Hindus feel guilty

Muslims who stayed back in India after the partition, did not primarily do so out of their innate love for mother India

Pakistan borrows $1 Billion from its all-weather ally China to repay $1 Billion Saudi Arabia loan to avoid default on international debt obligations

China tightens its grip over Pakistan, gives $1 billion loan to repay Saudi Arabia's $1 billion loan, grants 90% of $6.8 billion railway project

TV actor Sameer Sharma found hanging from the kitchen ceiling, case of accidental death registered

After body of Sameer Sharma was recovered from his house, a case of accidental death has been registered by the Malad police

Kerala nun rape case: Rape-accused Bishop Franco granted bail again by Kottayam trial court

The court will now hear the case on August 13, 2020, when the charge-sheet will be read out in the court.

Modi govt abolishes textile board with ‘activists’ and ‘experts’ pontificating, to get work done through institutes like NIFT instead

The Handloom Board was an ornamental board that had activist and experts who essentially pontificated without doing any real ground work

Bollywood: Rapper Badshah questioned by Mumbai police crime branch over fake follower scam

As per reports, there are over 170 high-profile stars who have allegedly paid to gain fake followers on social media.

Centre defends media’s right to report Tablighi Jamaat case in SC, says Jamiat petition demanding gag order based on non-accredit fact-check portals

Islamists and their sympathisers had collectively rushed to shield the Tablighi Jamaat super spreaders of Coronavirus

The Wire claims ‘activist’ Rehana Fathima should be celebrated and not punished for posting video of her children painting on her nude body

The Wire in an article claimed that the perverse actions of Rehana Fathima ought to be celebrated and not punished.

Uttar Pradesh: FIR filed against miscreants from a ‘particular community’ for attacking Hindus celebrating Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan in Sultanpur

People from 'particular community' attack Hindus celebrating Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pukam in Uttar Pradesh's Sultanpur

Uttar Pradesh: Three linked to radical Islamist outfits PFI and SDPI arrested for sharing communal posts on Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan day

Dr Aleem, Kamruddin and Sahibe Alam were reportedly caught posting hateful and communally charged posts on Twitter.

‘Blatant Hindu-tilt’: Islamic seminary Jamia Nizamia says Kamal Nath and Congress have betrayed Muslims by supporting Ram Mandir

Jamia Nizamia, one of the oldest Islamic seminaries in India, has advised fellow Muslims to stop trusting Kamal Nath and Congress

Dalit family in Uttar Pradesh became the first to receive Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan’s prasad, read why

While a Dalit was chosen for the first prasad, Iqbal Ansari was chosen as the first person to receive the Bhoomi Pujan invite

Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA informs court that prime accused Swapna Suresh had close links with CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s office

The high-profile Kerala gold smuggling case has wreaked havoc on the incumbent Kerala State government

Connect with us