Word ‘Muslim’ will not be removed from AMU: KC Tyagi

New Delhi: Member of AMU Court and General Secretary Janata Dal United KC Tyagi after his visit to Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) said the proposal to remove the word ‘Muslim’ from Aligarh Muslim University and the word ‘Hindu’ from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is uncalled for. He said the tradition by the founders of both AMU and BHU should be retained in the educational institutions. It must be noted that the Janata Dal (United) is the alliance partner of BJP-led NDA.

It must be recalled that a UGC panel last year had recommended that words such as ‘Hindu’ and ‘Muslim’ be dropped from the Banaras Hindu University and the Aligarh Muslim University respectively as they do not reflect their secular character. The proposal was strongly opposed by AMU registrar a few months ago. He had said that such type of thinking violates the purpose behind the establishment of the institutions.