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Aligarh Muslim University removes Pakistani books

It's just the beginning of hatred against Pakistan that we see in India. Aligarh produced leaders who initiated Pakistan movement.

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Books produced by Pakistani and Egyptian authors have been removed from the syllabus of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in India. Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College was founded in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan in 1875.

Both Abu al-A’la al-Mawdudi and Sayyid Qutb, authors from Egypt and Indo-Pak, wrote texts that were studied by BA and MA students of Islamic Studies. Social activist and academician Madhu Kishwar, along with a number of other faculty members, recently sent PM Modi a letter in which they demanded that their works be removed from the curriculum.

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Thisdecision was made in response to that letter, a senior member of the university staff was quoted as saying by India Today. Besides Jamia Milia Islamia and Hamdard, other universities were also mentioned in the letter.

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Accordingto the Islamic Studies Department’s Head Professor Muhammad Ismail, all novels authored by Pakistani authors have been removed from the curriculum, saying that these texts have been taught for a long time and don’t advocate anything that is problematic.

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