Indian University drops Allama Iqbal chapter from BA curriculum
India’s reputation as the world’s largest democracy was shattered again when the Delhi University’s Academic Council chose to remove a chapter on the great South Asian poet Muhammad Iqbal, also known as Allama Iqbal, from the BA political science course of study, according to the Indian Express.
The registrar of the university was quoted in the report as saying that the council meeting on Friday passed the syllabus and plans for setting up different centers.
“It has been decided to set up centers for studying Partition, Hinduism, and tribal groups. “Mohd Iqbal has been taken off the list,” Gupta said. Iqbal was mentioned in a paper on “Modern Indian political thought” that was written by a BA in political science.
Students on the right were happy about the change. “The academic council of Delhi University has chosen to remove Mohammad Iqbal, a fanatic theologian, from DU’s political science curriculum. People often call Mohammad Iqbal the “philosophical father of Pakistan.” He was the most important person in Jinnah’s rise to the top of the Muslim League. Mohammad Iqbal and Mohammad Ali Jinnah are both to blame for the Partition of India, the student group was reported as saying by the Hindustan Times.
According to the report, the plan will need final approval from the university’s executive council, which is set to meet again on June 9.
It’s important to note that “Saare Jahan Se Accha” is a patriotic poem written by Allama Iqbal, and India loves this song very much because the main line praises the country.
Allama Iqbal wrote this song at the beginning of the 20th century, before India was split into Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. He meant it to be an ode to Hindustan, which is what Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh are called today.
But Allama Iqbal was named Pakistan’s national poet because of how important he was in the fight for a separate country for Muslims. His thoughts led to the creation of the country of Pakistan.