BJP’s Aligarh MP Satish Gautam has said that the term ‘Muslim’ in Aligarh Muslim University’s name makes many people uncomfortable and it would be best to rename the over-a-century-old varsity. “The word ‘Muslim’ makes a large section of the society uncomfortable. It will be suitable to call its as Aligarh University,” Gautam said.
Asked if Banaras Hindu University should also be renamed, the BJP MP said, “India is a Hindu Rashtra and there is no point in removing ‘Hindu’ from the BHU.” Gautam has been in news for his frequent tirade against AMU.
From demanding the removal of MA Jinnah’s portrait hanging in one of the varsity’s many halls, to dubbing AMU a “seminary for terrorists”, Gautam has been in news for launching several attacks on the varsity.…
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