Andhra Pradesh govt goof-up, accidentally names an Urdu university after Pak scholar

The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Wednesday passed the ‘Moulvi Abdul Haq Urdu University Bill-2016’ in the House.

Kurnool: In a huge embarrassment to the Telugu Desam Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party, a new Urdu university in Andhra Pradesh has been named accidentally after a Pakistani scholar.

The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Wednesday passed the ‘Moulvi Abdul Haq Urdu University Bill-2016’ in the House.

However, the university, being set up in Kurnool, was to be named after Dr Abdul Haq, a famous educationist who founded the highly-reputed Osmania College in Kurnool.


Moulvi Abdul Haq, who was born in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh in 1872, migrated to Pakistan in 1947 during partition.

The construction of the university, which is scheduled to hold classes from June, was marked by Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.

An amendment will now have to be passed to rename the University. 

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