Seminar on Minority institutions organized at Jamia Urdu Aligarh

By TCN News,

Aligarh: A seminar on the topic ‘Minority Educational Institution and Policy of the Government of India’ was organized at Jamia Urdu Aligarh on Oct. 4 to discuss the issues and problems of the minority institutions and to review the steps taken by the government of India for their betterment.

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Speaking on the occasion, Chairman of Delhi Minority Commission, Safdar Ali Khan said: “Any country cannot progress until the fruits of development reach to its entire population. Similarly, India cannot progress if Muslims, who have big share in the country’s population, are sidelined in development matter.”


He advised Muslims to avail from the schemes launched by the government of India.

The Vice Chancellor of Kanshi Ram Urdu, Arabi and Farsi University, Lucknow, advised the management of Jamia Urdu Aligarh to start professional courses in Urdu at Jamia.

The speakers slammed the government for not recognizing 72-year-old Jamia Urdu. They urged the government to take steps in this regard as soon as possible.

Noted Lawyer, Zafaryab Jilani said: “Jamia Urdu is an old minority institution which has been offering distance courses for 72 year even though it failed to get recognition by the government. It is because the institution was considered as Muslim institution while the fact is that it dispatches certificates thousands of non-Muslims students too.”

Others who spoke on the occasion include Prof. Zakiya Ather Siddique, Mr. Mohammad Adeeb, Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha, Mr. Farhat Ali Khan,Chairman, Board of Governor, Prof. Razaullah Khan, Dr. Azam Baig, Dr. Syed Mohsin Raza, Prof. Syed Iqbal Ali, Khalid Amir MAH College Ghazipur and Jasim Mohammad, Editor, the Aligarh Movement monthly magazine, Dr. Shahana Yasmin, Acting Vice Chancellor of Jamia Urdu and Mrs. Saba Khan, Registrar of Jamia Urdu Aligarh.