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BHU student refuses to accept degree to protest December 19 arrests

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.

Delhi Confidential: Matter Of Language

December 12, 2019 4:25 am

On Monday, Khan resigned from the Sanskrit faculty to join the Arts faculty.

Dalit prof at BHU chased by students for 'backing' Firoze Khan, files complaint

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.

Muslim Prof appointment row: BHU students resume protest, lock staff building

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."

Amid the BHU professor appointment row, a look at Muslim scholars of Sanskrit in history

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”.

Sanskrit school ‘best option’, parents worried after Firoze row

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’?

BHU agitation is proof that Hindutva has force-fed many with an atrophied concept of Hindu dharma

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

BHU department reopens after days of protests over teacher's appointment

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.

Ironies and barricades: How between JNU and BHU, we see the brutal distance that separates us as a nation

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.

'Stop this idiocy': Paresh Rawal backs BHU Assistant Professor Firoze Khan

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.