Was Course on Islamic Terrorism, Islamist terror okayed at JNU

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Brief Outline: The news agency PTI claimed that The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Academic Council "passed" a proposal to set up a Centre for National Security Studies under which there would be a course on "Islamic Terrorism"

Ayupp Verification: Fake

Origin: Viral on social media

Viral Example:

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Academic Council "passed" a proposal to set up a Centre for National Security Studies under which there would be a course on "Islamic Terrorism", a professor who attended its meeting today said.

Many members of the Academic Council opposed the proposal to impart courses on 'Islamic Terrorism', arguing that it was communal in nature, said Sudhir K Suthar, a special invitee to the 145th meeting of the Council.

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Detailed Analysis: The news was shared by PTI to various news agencies and they even published the same reports, like the once published on indiatoday with the title “Course on 'Islamic Terrorism' okayed at JNU”, (Archive here).  The news agency said that JNU Academic Council "passed" a proposal to set up a Centre for National Security Studies under which there would be a course on "Islamic Terrorism", The news agency went ahead and elaborated all the academic details of the course like As per the proposal, in the first five years, the centre will only focus on research activities. The centre may have only M.Phil and Ph.D students (initially). After five years, the centre may start MA programme.

However as per JNU professor Ajay Dubey, who chairs the committee in charge of setting up CNSS said, “There is no plan to introduce a course on Islamist terrorism under the CNSS. I don’t know why PTI published this news; I have always denied the news; it’s completely fake”.

JNU professors say no plans to introduce course on Islamist terror, call media reports 'fake news' - Firstpost

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) professors have rubbished reports of the institute planning to introduce a course on 'Islamist terrorism' in its proposed Centre for National Security Studies (CNSS) and called it fake news.

 



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