A think tank by the name of South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG), with the proclaimed objective “to advance strategic analysis and contribute to the expansion of knowledge of Indian and International security and promote public understanding,” has published a research paper on Jamia Millia Islamia titled “JAMIA MILIA ISLAMIA – Its history and the current trends,” dated Dec. 27, 2011 . [Link]
In the words of the author, the research question for the paper is: “whether this centrally funded institution [JMI] is meant to spread secular education or for keeping the movement for Islamic revivalism alive?”
After rigorous research on the subject of Jamia and with citations to the most reliable sources like Wikipedia — R. Upadhyay, the author of the paper in his conclusion claims: “Even after over six decades of India’s independence communalism has played a central role in some of the organizations [Jamia being one].”
Furthermore he states: “Both the universities [JMI and AMU] are the strategic partners in keeping the movement of Islamic revivalism alive in India.”
And if you’re not clear on what he means by that, then allow me to explain. He means to say that just like the Hindutva movement of Hindu revivalism led by the likes of RSS and VHP is a communalist movement and a danger to the secular status of India, so is the movement of Islamic revivalism of which JMI and AMU are a part.
The paper might have very little value in terms of research, but it does serve as a good example of how biased research can be when prejudice is the driving force behind the research.