Controversy alert! BHU MA history paper asks questions on triple talaq, Padmavati
Varanasi : The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on Saturday stoked a controversy by asking questions on triple talaq and Padmavati in the MA history examination.
The MA History paper had questions such as: What is Halala in Islam?; The rate of wheat fixed by Alauddin Khilji; Discuss about Teen Talaq and Halala as a social evil in Islam.
The students staged a protest against the Univesity with allegations that the institution is trying to impose a particular ideology through education.
"The university found nothing wrong with the set of questions asked. I felt that the questions were offensive," Vikas, a student in the University, told ANI while claiming that it was a veiled attempt to divide the students.
However, a professor from the university registered disagreement to students’ claim and said if we are teaching history then these things will only be taught by us. No film will teach students about the history.
BHU History Assistant Professor Rajiv Srivastava also raised questions over the examination pattern of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and added that Islam has demerits which must be raised.