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Hyderabad Urdu varsity under scanner for 'ignoring' social distancing norm

The Hyderabad-based Maulana Azad Urdu University (MANUU) has come under scanner following allegedly throwing all norms of social distancing to the wind at a MANUU function, organised to give a farewell to acting vice-chancellor Prof Ayub Khan. A statement issued by MAANU chancellor Firoz Bakht Ahmed claimed, the farewell was given in the presence of Prof Khan’s associates, even though his wife had tested Covid-19 positive.
“All those who had attended the gala food festivity must be tested and quarantined”, Ahmed demanded, adding, “Incidentally, Prof Khan, whose wife tested Covid-19 positive, was not willing to come, but Abul Kalam, director, distance education, forced him to attend the function.”
The MAANU chancellor added, “Even otherwise, during the entire 57-day phase of the lockdown, all the present and past registrars came daily to the university asking the university guest house kitchen to be on toes all this while asking them to fetch choicest food.”
Ahmed said, “The irresponsible behaviour on the part of the outgoing in charge V-C and the MANUU administration may result in the spread of Covid-19 among all those who had attended the gala party. The Telangana government must take proper action.”

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