Muzaffarnagar: Leading Islamic seminary
Darul Uloom Deoband has banned media persons from entering its
premises till February 23 as they felt that their presence was
affecting students` preparations for the upcoming
There has been an increased media presence at the
seminary following the controversy generated by
Vice-Chancellor Maulana Gulam Mohammad Vastanvi`s remarks on
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Deputy Vice Chancellor
of the Darul Uloom Maulana Abdul Khalique said.
"This step has been taken to avoid the controversy
affecting students busy preparing for their examinations
beginning February 26," he said.
Although classes were taking place peacefully, the
presence of national and international media was disrupting
their preparation, he added.