December 25, 2019 5:59 am
A video that went viral on social media purportedly shows the student, Rajat Singh, on stage during the convocation ceremony. He is seen purportedly explaining his stance to the Dean of the arts faculty, who is seen offering him the certificate, which Rajat does not accept.
December 12, 2019 4:25 am
On Monday, Khan resigned from the Sanskrit faculty to join the Arts faculty.
December 10, 2019 7:46 am
Students of the university’s SVDV faculty have been protesting against Khan’s appointment since early November on the grounds that he is a Muslim.
December 04, 2019 8:32 am
"We have a simple demand — let the professor (Khan) teach in any faculty of the university other than SVDV. We are not going to let the administration ignore our demand anymore."
December 01, 2019 7:06 am
Past perfect, present tense: The recent protests against the appointment of a Muslim professor in Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan department at BHU, therefore, seem to be the new way of the admirers of Manusmriti, the Vedic text which denigrates lower classes, to wallop the “other”.
December 01, 2019 6:58 am
At Rajakiya Varishth Upadhyay Sanskrit Vidyalaya in Bagru, where Firoze Khan, the Sanskrit teacher at the centre of the BHU row, studied, teachers and parents wonder: ‘What has religion got to do with education’?
November 23, 2019 10:28 am
It is obvious that these students and their faceless instigators are not aware of the 1962 collection of the BHU founder’s speeches on the concept of dharma. The learned educationist says, again and again, that ultimately there is only one Supreme Being whom peoples following different religions worship under different names
November 22, 2019 3:03 pm
A section of students have been demonstrating against Feroze Khan's appointment at the department. Although the BHU has backed him, Khan has been unable to take classes.
November 22, 2019 11:11 am
At this moment, the two faces of student protest couldn’t be farther apart from each other. No denying that they are vastly different in scale and intensity, to say nothing of the fact that any activity in JNU is always on-camera nationwide in a way no other university in the country is.
November 20, 2019 7:55 pm
Firoze Khan, who joined the Sanskrit department nearly a fortnight ago, is a doctorate in Sanskrit and has gone into hiding a few days after the protests began in BHU.