I don't even understand why Deoband came into this discussion. Clearly, the discussion on Taqleed predates Darul Uloom Deoband or any other Islamic University. These Pakistani Ahle Hadees think all the ills of the world are down to Deoband. This is their level of thinking. They can't think a world that is beyond the Deobandi-Ahle Hadees-Barelwi paradigm!