Hyderabad:26 March:Sindh University (SU) has initiated an inquiry after students were told to submit apologies in affidavits for celebrating Holi on campus. SU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Fateh Muhammad Burfat, apparently disturbed by the backlash to the incident, told a press conference on Saturday that if ‘religious discrimination’ is established, action will be taken against the concerned official.
“The inquiry committee – headed by Dean of the Faculty of Law advocate Jhamat Mal Jethanand — has been given a one-point agenda to ascertain whether any discrimination took place,” he said, adding that a report will be submitted within a week.
Prof Burfat said the university staff and students celebrate religious and cultural events without any hindrance. “Sindh University has the highest number of Hindu community staff and students compared to any other university. They all work and study together with Muslims with utmost harmony.”
According to Prof Burfat, Mass Communication Department Chairperson Prof Badar Soomro informed him that he took action to maintain administrative discipline rather than to deny religious freedom. The VC claimed that 10 students were punished for holding a celebratory event without permission, of which four were Hindus and six Muslims.Express turbuni.
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