Course on Islamic terrorism: DMC issues notice to Delhi University

New Delhi: Taking note of the reports published in various newspapers that Delhi University is going to start a course on “Islam and international relations” under which “Islam and transnational terrorism” will be taught, Delhi Minorities Commission has issued a notice to the Registrar of Delhi University. The DMC asked the university that individuals and groups belonging to many religions have indulged in terrorism across the world in recent times, then why a course only on “Islamic terrorism” is being started. The Commission said that it will send a wrong message to society, increase communal tension and help hate politics.

Besides seeking a reply to the above-mentioned question, DMC has asked the Registrar to send all information about this course, including the list of the books which will be used to teach this course and whether persons and groups belonging to other religions also will be studied under this course.

It must be recalled that earlier also Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) had planned to start a similar course but DMC intervened at that time also and JNU had to backtrack. After similar notice was issued to its Registrar, he wrote to the Commission that no such course has been approved.