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Banaras Hindu University backs Muslim Professor’s selection

Banaras Hindu University backs Muslim Professor’s selection

Varanasi: With a majority of Educational Institutions available for all religion followers in various states, the Banaras Hindu University on Friday stood for a Muslim Professor appointed in the Varsity’s Sanskrit faculty.

The Varsity said it is committed to providing equal opportunities to everyone irrespective of religion, caste, community or gender, NDTV reports.

According to sources, the varsity’s clarification came in after the RSS students’ wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) had strongly opposed the appointment of Firoz Khan as an assistant professor in the Sanskrit literature department.

In its statement, the BHU stated the administration had made it clear that the selection committee had unanimously recommended the selection of the said candidate on the basis of prescribed guidelines of the University Grants Commission and the central government.

The statement further added that the selection committee, chaired by Vice Chancellor Rakesh Bhatnagar based on the applicant’s performance had recommended the most suitable candidate for the post on November 5.

Sources said some RSS students had staged a sit-in outside the vice chancellor”s office against the appointment of Mr Khan in the Sahitya department of the Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vijnan (SVDV).

The vice chancellor assured the students that the administration is committed to achieve the objectives of the university in providing equal educational and teaching opportunities to everyone irrespective of religion, caste, community or gender.

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