MALICIOUS REMARKS ON DEOBAND IRK MUSLIMS

Some communal elements have once again tried to malign the image of world renowned Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband (DUD) by projecting it as anti-national and fountainhead of Hindu-Muslim enmity.

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Some communal elements have once again tried to malign the image of world renowned Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband (DUD) by projecting it as anti-national and fountainhead of Hindu-Muslim enmity. They contend that the Hindu-Muslim communal riots began only after the inception of the DUD. These are not the statements made by some BJP or RSS leaders. Rather this is taught in schools. The Social Science book of the 10th standard contains such malicious remarks against the DUD. The book praises Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani and his movement. This has outraged the Muslim community. Ulema have strongly objected to the contents of the book. Faculty of Darul Uloom Deoband (DUD-Wakf) Maulana Naseem Shah Qaisar took strong exception to this falsehood.

“It appears that the author has written the book without going through the history. The reality is that during the freedom movement the DUD upheld the highest standards of secularism and national integration. Still today it practises these core values. Lala Lajpat Rai had donated a book to the Library of DUD which still graces it. Besides, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, Shaheed Ashfaqullah, Maulana Qasim Nanautvi, Maulana Habeebur Rahman, Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi, Maulana Shaukat Ali, Allama Anwar Shah Kashmiri, Maulana Abdur Raheem Rampuri, Maulana Syed Mahmood Hasan, Maulana Husain Madani, Mr. Rafi Ahmad Qidwai, and the First Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru fought from the DUD platform,” he said.