Tauheed's JMI Alumni directory flayed for critical post
OT, December 14, 2011 16:36 IST
Okhla Times Campus Reporter/JMI
Once again Mohd Tauheed Khan’s managed Jamia Millia Alumni directory at Yahoo is at the centre of controversy for running “insensitive post and hurting sentiments of a few University alumni”. The issue of Khan’s “highhandedness” that is not new was highlighted by a JMI alumnus Asad Haider Zaidi on Facebook.
He wrote: “Jamia Millia Alumni directory seems to have forgotten its objectives... It is now just a platform to spread religious propaganda... Biased, irresponsible statements made with half-cooked information with the clear intention of dividing people instead of uniting them... Sad state of affairs...”
The post drew overwhelming response from other alumni with more ten people liking the genuine post. More than 19 alumni expressed their displeasure over the development.
Dubai-based alumnus Mohd Asif wrote: “That is why I opted out from this directory long back and I am happy that I never regretted.” Other alumni too had withdrawn in protest when Khan had declined to run a post that had questioned the functioning of JMI Engineering alumni association. It was OKHLA TIMES that had carried the post. After that incident for days Khan had blocked OT story links. When things were bad it was Asad Zaidi who did his best to broker peace between the two of us. But it didn’t last long for reasons best known to Khan.
This time Asad Zaidi was outraged by Khan’s way of handling the whole issue as his post in defense was blocked. He writes: “I had sent you a reply on 1st Muharram as well which you did not post on the group. That should have been a hint enough for you... Still you went ahead and posted that controversial article and in your defense you said it was written by an Aalim. Don’t make me tear apart your defense lest feelings will be hurt. Don’t consider my silence as my weakness. I may not agree on a lot of things but I follow my religion which says not to make fun of others lest their feelings might get hurt. You have done a lot for Jamia and it is appreciated by everyone, especially me on many occasions. But do not think you are the only one. Everyone has contributed in a lot of ways which might not be known to you. And Mazin Khan was my senior in engineering, so much more senior to you. Kindly respect that fact.”
Some alumni are so deeply hurt that no more visit Jamia pages. Ishpreet Kaur wrote: “I actually moved out of all Jamia pages recently.”
Another alumnus Rahul Chauhan wrote: “We need something better!”
Mazin Khan also participated in the debate with his pithy suggestions. However, Tauheed Khan didn’t even think it fit to clarify his stands.
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