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Maulana varsity’s move to set up satellite centre opposed

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Lawyers submitting a memorandum against setting up of a satellite centre by the Maulana Azad National Urdu University in Bidar on Friday.— photo: gopichand t.
Lawyers submitting a memorandum against setting up of a satellite centre by the Maulana Azad National Urdu University in Bidar on Friday.— photo: gopichand t.

A few lawyers here have opposed Maulana Azad National Urdu University’s move to set up a satellite centre.

In a memorandum addressed to Deputy Chief Minister K.S. Eshwarappa, Ishwar Singh Thakur and Maheshwar Swamy, office-bearers of the district unit of Bajrang Dal, said the university should not be given land near Bidar Air Force Station. “We will use all democratic means to oppose this centre as it was aimed at helping only one community,” they said.

They alleged that the centre might be a “madrasa-type university”. They also said the centre would disturb communal harmony. It would pose a threat to the security of the Air Force Station, they added. .

The Bajrang Dal urged Deputy Commissioner P.C. Jaffer not to allot land . “We will organise protests to raise awareness on the issue,” they said.

Wakf property

The members then accused the Deputy Commissioner of creating law and order problems by submitting a report to the government stating that the Gurdwara Guru Nanak Jhira had encroached upon land belonging to Syed-us-Sadat Dargah , a wakf property in Bidar.

They said Minister for APMC, Haj and Wakf, and district in-charge S.K. Bellubbi had said that the gurdwara had encroached upon around 100 acres of land belonging to the dargah. The wakf board then wrote to the Deputy Commissioner to stop construction of illegal buildings on the land.

The members alleged that the Minister had given his opinion based on the Deputy Commissioner’s report.

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