Allama Iqbal instead of Madan Mohan Malaviya in BHU poster, ruckus among University students

Lucknow: The Urdu department of Kashi Hindu University (BHU) has been embroiled in controversy over the advent of an audio clip after the poster. In fact, the poster of the Webinar held on Urdu Day replaced the picture of Mahamana Madan Mohan Malaviya with a picture of Allama Iqbal, which was protested by the university students.

However, seeing the matter gaining momentum, Arts Department Dean Vijay Bahadur Singh has apologised and sought a response from Urdu department chairman Aftab Ahmed. With this, an Inquiry Committee has been constituted on the demand of the students. Which the students are calling the Lipapoti Committee. On the other hand, the university administration has said, "A notice has been sent to the head of the Urdu Department, to clarify the facts regarding the controversy over the e-poster of Webinar organized by the Urdu Department on the occasion of Urdu Day.'' An Inquiry Committee headed by Prof. K.M. Pandey, Head of English Department has been constituted to look into the facts in this regard. Pro. Bimalendra Kumar, Head of Pali and Buddhist StudiesDepartment, Member and Assistant Registrar of Committees, Faculty of Arts, are members of the Committee. The Committee will submit the report within 3 days.

On the other hand, The Chairman of the Urdu department Prof. Aftab Ahmed Afaqi said on Wednesday (November 10, 2021) that, 'Where will Allama remove Iqbal? Iqbal should not be argued. He was born in India and died about ten years before the partition of India. He breathed his last in Lahore in 1938. Now it is beyond my comprehension to call him a Pakistani. His birthday is celebrated as Urdu Day.' However, Professor Aftab Ahmed has apologized for the whole controversy, saying his intention was not to hurt anyone's feelings.

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