Muzaffarnagar, July 11 : The fate of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband Maulana Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi will be decided before Ramadan at the majlis-e-shoora or the governing council meeting of the seminary.
“The two-day meeting will be held on July 23-24. The probe report of the three-member committee will also be submitted at the meeting,” acting VC of the seminary Maulana Abul Qasim Nomani said.
The educational section of the seminary will remain closed from July 22 and will reopen on September 12, he said. 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 Governing Council constituted a three-membercommittee, 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