BHU students protesting against the appointment of a Muslim professor in the Sanskrit department called off their dharna on Friday evening. The students, however, said they will not attend classes or take examinations. They have given 10-day time to the administration to accept their demands.
BHU was rocked by a controversy after students at the Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan (SVDV) of the University started protesting against appointment of Dr Feroz Khan as an Assistant Professor on the grounds that he would not be able to teach 'karma kand' (rituals) since he was a non-Hindu.
The BHU administration had maintained all along that Khan's appointment was according to rules set by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and there was no question of removing him. Now with a backing from the RSS affiliate, it is expected the row will be over.
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