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Amid protests, Firoz Khan had reportedly joined Arts faculty of the varsity on Tuesday.
Kaushalendra Pandey, Dean, issued a formal notification stating that Firoz Khan had resigned and he urged students to return to their classes.
Students, mostly from the ABVP, were protesting against Khan's appointment. They said only a Hindu can teach Sanskrit at the university in Varanasi.
Prof Khan had appeared in the interviews on November 29 and December 4, respectively for the assistant professor’s post in both departments.
Khan is likely to appear in another interview for the same post in Sanskrit department under Arts faculty on December 4.
'Firoz mastered language of Gods': Here's what Muslims who teach Sanskrit and Yoga feel about BHU row
Hurt by the hullabaloo at the Benaras Hindu University over Professor Firoz Khan’s appointment as a Sanskrit teacher, Muslims who teach Sanskrit and yoga feel the protests are a disservice to the idea
Prof Khan had applied for the post of assistant professor of Sanskrit in Ayurveda department of IMS and now his name tops the list of merit holders who would be interviewed on November 29.
Prof Khan had applied for the post of assistant professor of Sanskrit in the Ayurveda department of the IMS and now his name tops the list of merit holders who will be interviewed on November 29.
The protesting students, however, claimed that they would boycott the classes and the exams till then.
We never felt they are Muslims or we are Hindus as we all jointly celebrate Diwali or Eid. We have lived together for generations and Firoz and his brothers are like our own children.
The protesting students have threatened to move court even as Professor Firoz Khan offers to talk to them personally.
The protestors are claiming that the appointment of a non-Hindu teacher was against the tenets of the university set up by Mahamana Malviya.
After being appointed around a fortnight ago on November 5, 2019 as assistant professor, Firoz Khan had gone into hiding switching off his mobile phone.
The protestors said that despite knowing all these facts, a 'non-Hindu' has been appointed, which seems to be a conspiracy.