The students alleged that Hindu festivals are celebrated with pomp and show while evident discrimination is shown towards Muslim festivals.

IIMC Teachers and students are doing Puja in campus.

By MuslimMirror

The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) in New Delhi has been accused ‘Islamophobia’ by students after the institution recently refused permission for an Iftar party.

The crux of the matter revolves around the administration’s alleged denial of permission for an Iftar party on the campus premises, while readily granting permissions for Hindu festivals such as Diwali, Saraswati Puja, and Holi, sparking debate over religious inclusivity in the institution.

It is alleged that the students tried to convince the authorities, but in vain. They also pointed out the ‘hypocrisy’ exhibited by the university when it comes to celebrating Hindu festivals such as Deepawali, Saraswati Puja or the recent Holi festivals.

The brewing discontent unfolded when a group of students, both Muslim and non-Muslim, approached the Dean of Students’ Welfare (DSW) on March 15, submitting a formal application seeking authorisation for the Iftar party. Their hopes were dashed as their request was summarily dismissed without any explanation offered.

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