Three-member committee starts probe against Vastanvi

The three-member inquiry committee of Darul Uloom Deoband has started its probe into the allegations against incumbent VC Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi.

Last Updated: Apr 14, 2011, 13:37 PM IST

Muzaffarnagar: The three-member inquiry
committee of Darul Uloom Deoband has started its probe into
the allegations against incumbent VC Ghulam Mohammad
Vastanvi.

The committee has started its probe yesterday and it
will be completed within a month, Maulana Mufti Manzur
Kanpuri, one of the committee member, told reporters here.

60-year-old Vastanvi, who hails from Gujarat and has
an MBA degree, was elected VC on January 10. The moderate
Maulana, who has a Facebook page in his name, had triggered a
controversy soon after his appointment with his remarks
praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s rule and his
development policy.

He 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 report of the committee will later be submitted to
Majlis-e-Shura or the governing council of Darul Uloom,
Kanpuri said.

The Governing Council constituted a three-member
committee, comprising of Mufti Mazoor Ahmad from Kanpur, Mufti
Mohammad Ismail from Malegaon and Maulana Mohammad Ibrahim
from Chennai, to look into the allegations against Vastanvi
and all other issues concerning both inside and and outside
the seminary.

PTI