Panel to probe namaz offered on college campus in Aligarh

Earlier this week, the Principal of Shri Varsi College of Aligarh was formed by an Associate Professor of Law to investigate an incident filed by Namaz on campus.

Meanwhile, leaders of the youth unit of Aligarh’s BJP have demanded police action against the assistant professor within 48 hours, accusing them of deliberately disagreeing with the college for the purpose of education.

BJP’s young Morcha leaders, led by Amit Goswami, vice president of Morcha’s metropolitan unit, arrived at Sri Varsi College in Aligarh on Friday after a video of a teacher chanting on the college campus went viral.

“We have informed the police, handed over the complaint and given 48 hours to take action against the assistant professor who gave ‘Namaz’ on the college campus. Goswami said on Saturday that the police had promised to take immediate action and file a case.

“The ‘Namaz’ intended to educate on the college campus is wrong on the part of the assistant professor. Such behavior of teachers can lead to disagreement among students. The college campus is not about promoting one’s religious beliefs, ”he said.

‘Such provocative acts may provoke the recitation of Hanuman Chalisa by students. We have spoken with the college administration and have been informed that the assistant professor has been given a showcase notice by the college authorities, ”Goswami said.

“This is not a stray incident, but part of a planned conspiracy to defame the current BJP government in the state,” said the leader of the BJP youth wing.

Professor AK Gupta, Principal of Shri Varshani College in Aligarh, returned on Saturday and said a fact-finding committee has been formed to investigate and submit a report.

“The committee will tell us about the subject of Namaz, delivered by Prof. S.R. Khalid, an assistant professor of law at our college. The committee will suggest measures to prevent such incidents from recurring, ”he said.

“It is our firm belief that education centers should be kept away from such activities as students come here for learning. We will not allow such acts to recur on our campus, ”Gupta said.


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