In frustrating news, Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has sparked yet another controversy, days after its strict order for its students to not venture out on Republic Day (January 26) as they may be exposed to harassment according to them. Now it has obstructed Vande Mataram song from being sung in its classes, according to a report in The Times Of India
The important circular was issued by the management of the seminary’s hostel department. It further ordered the students to avoid getting into arguments with anyone. The Darul Uloom Deoband circular reads: “Only in the cases of emergency, one must travel. And in such circumstances, it is better not to engage in any dispute or argument of any kind.”
Not just that! The Saharanpur-based seminary asked its students against travelling in trains. Navbharat Times first reported the head of the hostel department that the students go out of the seminary on January 26 since it is a national holiday. The circular has been issued in a bid to block students from getting into any unwanted situation.
The move comes after Muslim students getting thrashed up on trains in the past. It has been said that three Muslim youths were severely beaten up by over a dozen men on a passenger train in Baghpat in November 2017. Previously, 5 Islamic scholars got whipped on board the Delhi-Saharanpur train in May 2015.