Muzaffarnagar: Contrary to Maulana Ghulam
Mohammed Vastanvi`s claims, leading Islamic seminary Darul
Uloom Deoband has said that the former Vice Chancellor was
removed only after the Majlis-e-Shoora report was completed.
Vastanvi, who was removed on July 24 for his
controversial remarks praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi, had termed as "incomplete" the report submitted by the
three-member panel and demanded that another committee be set
up to go into the issue.
However, current Deoband VC Maulana Abdul Qasim Nomani
issued a press note here yesterday denying Vastanvi`s
allegation and said that the shoora (management body) had
taken a decision after considering the completed probe report.
The committee was constituted to look into the
comments made by Vastanvi and the allegations levelled against
him, he said.
In an interview, Vastanvi had reportedly said that
Muslims should forget the communal riots of 2002 and move on
and that the community did not face discrimination in Gujarat.
The remarks had raised the hackles of the
On the report, Vastanvi had said that while detailed
description of allegations against him had been mentioned, it
was mum on the issue of uproar by the students after his
appointment and people responsible for that.