Indian Muslims protest question on Prophet in history exam

Thousands of Muslims took to the streets protesting against a reference to Prophet Mohammed(PBUH) they said was derogatory as the Indian University of Ranchi Thursday cancelled its post-graduation history paper.

Indian Muslims protest question on Prophet in history exam
Thousands of Muslims took to the streets protesting against a reference to Prophet Mohammed(PBUH) they said was derogatory as the Indian University of Ranchi Thursday cancelled its post-graduation history paper, Indian news reports said.

'A five-member committee has been constituted (to probe) the question paper. The examination has been cancelled,' Vice Chancellor A.H. Khan announced, shortly after his meeting with Chief Minister Madhu Koda.

The question in the history paper referred to Prophet Mohammed's life. The examination took place Wednesday.

On Thursday, Muslim organisations organised a march to protest against the offending question as the police used force.

The university then held an emergency meeting of its top officials.

Chief Minister Koda said: 'We have asked the vice chancellor to probe the matter and take suitable action against the person who prepared the question. We appeal to people to maintain calm.'

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