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BHU Sanskrit department reopens after days of protests over Muslim professor's appointment

A section of students have been demonstrating against Feroze Khan's appointment at the department.

Published: 22nd November 2019 10:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd November 2019 10:59 AM   |  A+A-

BHU, Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University (File photo | PTI)

By PTI

VARANASI: The Faculty of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has reopened, the university announced, after days of protests by a section of students over the appointment of a Muslim professor at the department.

"The Faculty of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan, Banaras Hindu University, has reopened," a tweet by the university said on Thursday.

A section of students have been demonstrating against Feroze Khan's appointment at the department.

Although the BHU has backed him, Khan has been unable to take classes.

The protesters say only a Hindu can teach Sanskrit at the university in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi.



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