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BHU Sanskrit Department Reopens After Days of Protests Over Muslim Teacher's Appointment

A section of students have been demonstrating against Feroze Khan's appointment at the department. Although the BHU has backed him, Khan has been unable to take classes.

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Updated:November 22, 2019, 10:15 AM IST
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BHU Sanskrit Department Reopens After Days of Protests Over Muslim Teacher's Appointment
File photo of BHU campus.

Varanasi: The Faculty of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has reopened, the university announced, after days of protests by a section of students over the appointment of a Muslim professor at the department.

"The Faculty of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan, Banaras Hindu University, has reopened," a tweet by the university said on Thursday.

A section of students have been demonstrating against Feroze Khan's appointment at the department. Although the BHU has backed him, Khan has been unable to take classes. The protesters say

only a Hindu can teach Sanskrit at the university in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi.

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