Aligarh Muslim University decides to remove Pakistani authors from syllabus after demands made by academicians
on Aug 02, 2022
The managing committee Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has decided to remove the books of Pakistani authors Maulana Abul Ala Maududi and Syed Qutub from the syllabus. They were included in the syllabus of the Department of Islamic Studies and were taught in AMU’s BA and MA classes respectively.
"This decision has been taken in response to a recent letter written by social activist and academician Madhu Kishwar along with some other academicians, to PM Modi. The books of these authors were demanded not to be taught to the students. The academicians had not just named the AMU, but also the Jamia Milia Islamia and Hamdard Universities, claiming that all these universities had books written by Pakistani authors in their curriculum," a senior AMU staff told to the media
Also, some academicians alleged Maulana Maududi, an Islamic scholar, was known for his anti-Hindu statements and having books written by such a disputed character in the curriculum was in itself courting controversy.
AMU's Islamic Studies Department Head Professor Muhammad Ismail said that the "board has decided to remove all books written by Pakistani authors from all curriculums although these books do not promote anything controversial and have been on the curriculum of AMU for a long time."