What the Double Standards for Aligarh Muslim University and Banaras Hindu University Say About India

Politics

What the Double Standards for Aligarh Muslim University and Banaras Hindu University Say About India

Illustration: Akshita Monga

D

ays before being slandered as a university of terrorists, Aligarh Muslim University was in the news for a letter written by the local unit of the BJP’s youth wing to the vice chancellor. It sought land for a temple on campus and threatened that, permission or not, an idol would be installed and a temple built.

My first response was to wonder if the youth wing of the BJP would support the construction of a mosque and church on the Banaras Hindu University campus, where students of all religions have enrolled. There is nothing wrong with allowing prayer space for all faiths as long as both universities are held to the same standards.

READ MORE

Comments