Padma Shri Professor Akhtarul Wasey is back in Jamia Millia Islamia.
A user wrote on his timeline: “Professor Wasey is Professor Emeritus Department of Islamic Studies Jamia.”
Years ago he had retired from Department of Islamic Studies. Also, he was Director of Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies. And after which he was made the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities, a Constitutional Authority under Article 350-B, appointed by the President of India, for a period of three years.
He was the 12th person to hold this position since 1957, when the Constitutional Authority was established.
The very purpose of this Commission is to ensure protection of the rights of linguistic minorities and its report is annually submitted to both Houses of Parliament.
Professor Wasey has been the Vice Chairman of the Delhi Urdu Academy and has also served as the Chairman of a Sub-Committee under National Monitoring Committee for Minorities Education for the Promotion of Urdu Language.
And he is currently president Maulana Azad University, Jodhpur. He was in news a day ago after he was nominated for 7th IOS Life Time Achievement Award by the Institute of Objective Studies, Zakir Nagar.