🔥 Fact Check: Number of Muslim Candidates Graduating UPSC Increases Because of Islamic Studies? Do you know the whole truth of this claim in fact check investigation | Will the number of Muslim candidates who graduate UPSC increase because of “Islamic Studies”? Do you know the whole truth in the investigation
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- # UPSCJihad trend on Twitter to remove Islamic Studies from UPSC curriculum
- Over the past 1 years, the number of Muslim candidates who passed the UPSC exam has increased by 40%
- The BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP, Harnath Singh Yadav, has also called for Islamic Studies to be removed from the UPSC exams.
The Central Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the results of the 2019 public service exam on August 4th. 829 candidates were successful.
In addition to the number of successful candidates, another number stayed in the news. That was the increase in the number of Muslim candidates who passed the exam.
Last year, 28 Muslim candidates passed the UPSC public service exam. This number has increased to 42 in the 2019 exam results. It should be an increase of 40 percent.
A new debate has broken out on social media following the success of Muslim candidates. The term “UPSC Jihad” is used a lot in this debate. The threads of discussion relate to a topic called “Islamic Studies”. It is claimed on social media that Islamic studies are increasing the number of Muslim candidates who succeed in UPSC. Therefore this topic should be removed from the curriculum.
Some media Reports According to Rajya Sabha member of the BJP, Harnath Singh Yadav has also called for Islamic studies to be removed from the UPSC curriculum.
Where did the UPSC Jihad controversy come from?
In a promo on Sudarshan television on August 25, Anker Suresh Chavanke questioned the UPSC’s entry of Muslims into the bureaucracy. The question was how large numbers of people in that community passed the public service exam. He described Jamia’s Residential Kanching Academy as jihad and ran the hashtag UPSCJihad. However, the Delhi Supreme Court on Friday maintained the television program of Sudarshan TV, which was intended to air the controversial program. The call to remove Islamic Studies from the curriculum on social media continues, however.
How legitimate is the request to remove Islamic Studies from the UPSC curriculum? Is this the only reason Muslim students succeed in UPSC? To answer these questions, Dainik Bhaskar’s fact check team initiated the investigation.
Such messages calling for the removal of Islamic studies will be easy to see on social media.
You keep Islamic Studies in the UPSC exam.
Awarded full marks.
5 years later-
Muslims are wreaking havoc in your city.
Ur City SP is a Muslim.
Now imagine what will happen.
– Soumya (@ Soumya26765739) 29th August 2020
The Zakat Foundation is one such institution in Delhi that works hand in hand with Zakir Naik and plays a prominent role behind this conspiracy. It is high time to take up these anti-national issues and exclude Islamic studies from Upsc exams.@ Swamy39 @ DrRPNishank
– Gaurav Mishra (@ itsmegaurav123) 29th August 2020
Investigation of fact-checking
There is a parallel universe where UPSC offers Islamic Studies as an elective. It’s called WhatsApp Universe.
– Somesh Upadhyay, IAS (@Somesh_IAS) August 28, 2020
Lakshmi Sharan Mishra, founder of the Civil Services Club, has long been training students for UPSC exams. They say: UPSC does not have a subject called Islamic Studies. Even in the Urdu literature curriculum, there is no unit of this name. Questions about the Muslim era are also no longer asked in the history curriculum. In my experience, most Muslim students are also selected for the public service exam by taking other subjects instead of Urdu. Of the 829 successful people in 2019, the number of Muslim candidates is only 42, which is only 5%. While Muslims make up 14% of the country’s population. So there should be concerns as to why the participation of Muslims in these services is lower in relation to their population.
UPSC curriculum at a glance
The UPSC Public Service Exam consists of two phases. Prelims and Mens. The preliminary round curriculum covers topics such as General Awareness, History, Indian Politics, Geography, Economic and Social Development, Climate Change, Logical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, etc.
The Mains curriculum is divided into seven parts. It consists of five subjects that are compulsory for all. At the same time, the candidate can choose the sixth and seventh subjects. From the list of electives published by UPSC, only one subject can select the candidate as the sixth and seventh subject. The list of these electives does not include “Islamic Studies”.
The conclusion : The Islamic media are trying to remove the subject of “Islamic Studies” from the UPSC Public Service Exam curriculum. This topic is not in the curriculum at all.