‘No work during Ramzan responsible for current state of Muslims’

  • PTI, Lucknow
  • Updated: Oct 05, 2015 17:23 IST
Aligarh Muslim University vice chancellor Lt Gen (retd) Zameeruddin Shah. (File photo)

Aligarh Muslim University vice chancellor Lt Gen (retd) Zameeruddin Shah has said that Muslims “waste” time during the month of Ramzan and Fridays and are thus responsible for their “current state”.

Addressing a function of AMU Old Boys Association on Sunday, the VC said, “We do little work during the month of Ramzan or on Fridays. It minimises one’s potential. This was responsible for the current state of the community,” he said.

Advocating women empowerment, he said, “Any civilisation that enslaved its women, which make 50 per cent of the unproductive population, gets enslaved itself.”

The VC also condemned Dadri incident where a 50-year-old man was lynched over rumours that he had eaten beef, but said that he did not view it from any specific perspective.

About a complaint filed by the varsity earlier against the right wing outfit Hindu Yuva Vahini, he said, a case had been lodged against a youth for making objectionable comments against AMU.

The case was registered last month against the group’s state president Sunil Singh and three others of the Vahini youth wing under various sections of the IPC.

The AMU authorities had charged the Vahini leaders for “deliberately” issuing communal statements designed to create unrest amongst AMU students.

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