Jamia Urdu, Aligarh protests at derecognition of its certificates in Rajasthan

By TCN News,

Aligarh: Jamia Urdu, Aligarh has protested against derecognition of its Adeeb (High School) and Adeeb Mahir (Intermediate) certificates by the Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan. In the meeting held on 22 June 2011, the Rajasthan board derecognized the degrees of Jamia Urdu conferred after 1st April 2011.

Jamia Urdu, Aligarh is conducting Urdu education since 1939 through distance education system. Jamia Urdu, Aligarh is the first distance education institution in the county and the National Commission for Minority Education Institutions (NCMEI), Government of India has recognized it as a “Minority Education Institution”. Since 1958, the Rajasthan board had been recognizing the Jamia Urdu certificates.

Jasim Mohammad (center) Member Board of Governor Jamia Urdu Aligarh address the Press Conference on 25th July 2011 at Jaipur

Talking to newsmen in Jaipur on 25th July, Mr Jasim Mohammad, Member of Board of Governor & Media In-charge of Jamia Urdu, Aligarh, said Jamia Urdu Aligarh has relationship with the Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan since 1958. There was no hindrance in the Urdu education irrespective of the political party in power in Rajasthan but unfortunately the order of the Rajasthan Board of 5th July 2011 has harmed Urdu education in Rajasthan.

It is said that Rajasthan board had cited a Rajasthan High Court order of 20th January 2006 for its decision to derecognize Jamia Urdu certificates. But Mr Jasim rejected it saying that “The judgment of the Hon’ble High Court Rajesthan, to which Rajasthan Board has quoted, in that case neither Jamia Urdu, Aligarh, nor Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan was party.”

Jamia old building

He also said that the Hon’ble High Court of Rajasthan passed some order on 20-01-2006 then why Rajasthan Board had granted Recognition/equivalence to the degrees of Jamia Urdu Aligarh in 2007?

However, Mr Jasim said Jamia Urdu, Aligarh will put forward its side in the High Court. Meanwhile, Jamia Urdu has assured all its students in Rajasthan that they should not worry about their future. Jamia Urdu also assured that it is always prepared to safeguard interests of its degree holders.
Others present on the occasion were former President of Aligarh Muslim University Student’s Union Dr. Azam Baig, Academic & Legal Advisor Dr. Khalil Chaudhary and Daulat Ram were present.