DU executive council to take call on removing chapter on poet Muhammad Iqbal who wrote 'Saare jahan se achha'

Updated: May 27 2023 12:54AM

New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) The Academic Council of Delhi University on Friday passed a motion to remove a chapter on Pakistan's national poet Muhammad Iqbal from the political science syllabus, members of the statutory body confirmed.

Born in 1877 in Sialkot in undivided India, Iqbal wrote the famous song ‘Saare jahan se achha’. He is often credited with giving birth to the idea of Pakistan.

The chapter titled 'Modern Indian Political Thought' is part of BA's sixth-semester paper, officials said, adding that the matter will now be presented before the Executive Council of the university that will take the final call.