Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Hindu statesman welcomed in Aligarh Muslim University


Hindu statesman Rajan Zed warmly welcomed in Aligarh Muslim University



Rajan Zed (left) with Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed was warmly welcomed at the premier Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in India on November 20.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism headquartered in Nevada (USA), met with the Vice Chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah and addressed the faculty and research students of Department of Islamic Studies and answered their questions. He was welcomed in the Department by its Chairman Professor Zafarul Islam, an expert on Islamic jurisprudence, who introduced Zed.

In his talks, Rajan Zed stressed the need of interfaith dialogue and working together on issues of common interest like social/economic development, freedom/human-rights, peace-keeping and peace-making, etc. He also pointed out the need of bringing together the communities and learning about the basics of the traditions of others.

Kabir Ahmed Khan, Assistant Librarian, showed Zed the rare collection of Islamic books in its prestigious library and Dr. Rahat Abrar, Public Relations Officer, took him around the campus and showed him historical buildings.

Besides being the world renowned center of Islamic and Quranic studies, AMU, whose history goes back to 1877 and first life member of whose Students’ Union was Mahatma Gandhi, is spread in over 467 hectares and has about 32,000 students. AMU also includes medical-dental-engineering-food crafts-etc. colleges, diabetes-cardiology-wildlife centers, Horse Riding Club, school for visually challenged and has centers in Kerala and West Bengal. It offers 300 courses and draws students from world over. Its alumni include President and Vice President of India, Maldives President, President and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Bangladesh Prime Minister and actor Naseeruddin Shah.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Road Crime: Wicked Campers Vans Classified As Objectionable

The definition of publication includes any "thing that has printed or impressed upon it, or otherwise shown upon it, 1 or more (or a combination of 1 or more) images, representations, signs, statements, or words", The Classification Office has previously classified such 'things' as billboards, t-shirts, and even a drink can. This is the first time the Classification Office has classified a vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news