Allama Iqbal’s photograph on BHU Urdu dept’s poster, absence of Madan Mohan Malaviya’s, set off row | Varanasi Information


VARANASI: A gaggle of scholars raised objection over a poster displayed on a Fb web page by the Urdu division of Banaras Hindu College (BHU) that carried the {photograph} of Allama Muhammad Iqbal — the Urdu poet ‘who envisioned the two-nation principle and was an inspiration for Pakistan’. The image of BHU founder Pt Madan Mohan Malaviya, was, nonetheless, lacking from the poster, they mentioned.
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The scholars, who met the dean to register their protest and submit a memorandum on this episode, alleged that Urdu division authorities not solely skipped the picture of Pt Malviya of their poster however they used a photograph of Allama Iqbal. Each acts have been unacceptable, mentioned the scholars demanding motion on this episode.
Following an uproar on social media, the poster was faraway from the FB web page and the Urdu division apologized. The dean of the college of arts additionally fashioned a committee to probe into the matter.
The Urdu division authorities changed the poster on its Fb web page and tweeted, “Urdu Division, School of Arts, #BHU, is organizing a webinar as per the main points given within the poster. Sincerest apologies for the inadvertent mistake within the earlier poster that went viral on social media.”
BHU spokesman Rajesh Singh mentioned, “The Urdu division of the college of Arts (BHU) had organised a webinar on the position of Allama Iqbal within the development of Urdu on the event of Urdu Day on Tuesday. The division had uploaded the poster of the webinar on its FB web page on Monday carrying the {photograph} of the Urdu poet. When consideration of the Urdu division officers was drawn in direction of the difficulty, they eliminated the poster on Sunday late night.”
“The poster was changed by one other poster which contained the picture of the BHU founder. The pinnacle of the Urdu division expressed his apology in writing,” mentioned Singh including, “The dean of the college additionally tweeted the brand new poster with an apology and fashioned a committee to look into the matter.”
A gaggle of BHU college students, together with analysis students Vivek Kumar, Gunjesh Gautam, Divyamani Dwivedi and Patanjali Pandey on Tuesday met the dean of college of arts in his workplace and raised critical objections over the matter. Levelling critical allegations on the Urdu division officers, they’d demanded motion towards them.



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