BHU Protests: Can a Muslim Prof Not Teach Sanskrit and Theology?

Nov 19, 2019, 01:59 PM
Twenty eight-year-old Firoze Khan gets a job as an assistant professor of Sanskrit at the prestigious Banaras Hindu University in Uttar Pradesh.
But on his first day at work, he is not met with a class of students, but a dharna outside the Vice Chancellor’s office.

As it turns out, his religion has come between him and his job. Can a Muslim cannot teach Sanskrit? It’s been more than 10 days since Khan was supposed to join BHU’s Sanskrit department or Sanskrit Vidya Dharam Vigyan, and he still hasn’t been able to take a single class yet.

Why are the BHU students protesting against his appointment? What next for the professor? Tune in to The Big Story!

Host and Editor: Shorbori Purkayastha
Guests:
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Mayank Kumar, Professor of History, Satyawati College
Pankaj Jha, Professor of History, Lady Shri Ram College
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