The books written by Pakistani and Egyptian authors from curriculum was decided to remove by the management committee of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
In 1875, the university was established by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan in India’s Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, as Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College.
The books, written by Abu al-A’la al-Mawdudi Indo-Pak writer and Sayyid Qutb Egyptian writer were the part of syllabus taught in the Department of Islamic Studies to the BA and MA students.
The decision was taken in response to recent letter written by social activist and academician Madhu Kishwar, with other academicians, to PM Modi, in which the books of Abu al-A’la al-Mawdudi and Sayyid Qutb were ordered not to be taught to the students, as a senior from university staff confirmed resources.
Jamia Milia Islamia and Hamdard University were also instructed through letter regarding these books.
Head Professor Muhammad Ismail of the Islamic Studies Department confirmed that the board has decided to exclude the books from syllabus that was written by Pakistani authors.
In addition, excluded books were taught for a long time and they haven’t promoted any controversial.