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Statement on Jamia Urdu, Aligarh
|New Delhi, 15 September, 2001: Three
nationally eminent Muslim organizations namely, All India Muslim
Majlis-e-Mushawarat, All India Milli Council and Jamaat-e-Islami Hind have
issued a Joint Statement on the Crisis of Survival in Jamia Urdu, Aligarh.
The Joint Statement is being issued by Mr. Syed Shahabuddin, ex-MP on
"We express our agony at the crisis of survival which the Jamia Urdu,
Aligarh, a valuable heritage of the Urdu-speaking community, is facing
Presently, the Jamia Urdu has no Chancellor, no Pro-Chancellor, no
Vice-Chancellor and no Pro-Vice-Chancellor. Administratively, the Managing
Committee consists of the Registrar and two muscle-men, brought in by him,
and their family members.
All authority is concentrated in the hands of the Registrar who reportedly
stands accused of personal aggrandizement, apart from being involved in
various criminal and IT-evasion cases. He has not submitted Annual Reports
or audited Annual Accounts to the Registrar of Societies and has been
asked by the authorities to explain the deficit of nearly Rs.8 crores.
Financially, the institution is in doldrums and has not paid salaries to
its staff for nearly 9 months and they are on a dharna.
Academically, the answer books of the examinations conducted in the year
2000 have not been examined and proper results have been substituted by
‘universal promotion’. The examination centres are reported to have
been auctioned and there have been large-scale malpractices which have
reduced the academic value of its Certificates and, thus, the employment
potential of their holders. Several Boards, Universities and Governments
have derecognized their Certificates.
The downslide began when the Rules and Regulations of 1983 were
fraudulently substituted in 1997 and all offices except that of Registrar
were abolished and donor membership of Managing Committee was introduced.
The new Rules and Regulations have not even been published.
For the survival of the Jamia Urdu, the Registrar of Societies must
urgently step in to remove the Registrar and restore the Rules and
Regulations of 1983, so that a proper General Body may be constituted and
new office-bearers be elected.
We welcome the formation of JAMIA URDU BAZYABI COMMITTEE by eminent
personalities of the Urdu-world and we call upon the Urdu-speaking
community to come forward unitedly to save this unique institution.
Mujahidul Islam Qasmi
Secretary General, AIMC
Amir, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind
Jamia Urdu Bazyabi Committee has been formed on 14 September with 15
eminent members of the community. It is headed by Saiyid Hamid and the
convenor is Syed Shahabuddin, ‘with the object of restoring the
institutional prestige and academic credibility of the Jamia Urdu and
instituting a new management under the rules and regulations of 1983 and
above all to ensure that the Jamia Urdu survives the present crisis,’
said a press release from the convenor who may be contacted at N-44 Abul
Fazal Enclave, New Delhi 110 025. Tel. 632 0780, Fax: 632 7346