New Delhi: The Darul Uloom Deoband Islamic school in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district has issued an advisory ahead of the Republic Day to its students not to travel unnecessarily on January 26. There will be checking at several places “that may cause uneasiness” and create an “environment of fear”.
The notice, which is issued by the in charge of the hostel the Islamic school, has also advised students to avoid arguments.
The notice, issued in Urdu reads: “Dear students, on Republic Day, you travel to different places. There is checking at one place after the other. A feeling of uneasiness is caused. An environment of fear is created. Keeping these circumstances in mind, you are advised to avoid travelling unless necessary. Avoid indulging in unnecessary arguments.”
While clarifying the issue of advisory notice, the senior staff member of the institute said that students are getting a three-day holiday as the Republic Day will be celebrated on Saturday, and Friday is holiday for the Institute. The staffer said the notice will serve the purpose of “preventing students from going on a long leave”.
He said, “This should not be misunderstood as if we are feeling that a particular community is being targeted. We would have made it public and would have issued a press note. We only have issued a simple advisory notice to our students. This is nothing to do with us being an Islamic institution.”