"It is a step in the right direction," Deputy Vice Chancellor of the seminary Maulana Abdul Khalique Madrasi said.
Another cleric and member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board Maulana Mohd. Islam Kasmi also welcomed Yadav's apology.
Yadav had yesterday tendered an apology to the Muslim community for aligning with Kalyan Singh who has also been blamed for the Babri Masjid demolition when he was the Chief Minister.
In a statement, Mulayam, without naming Kalyan, said, "In the last Lok Sabha polls, I had to take support of some 'galat tatva' (wrong elements) to keep communal forces(BJP) at bay from forming government at the Centre.
This confused the secular forces especially my Muslim brothers and their feelings were hurt. I accept my mistake and seek pardon of the Muslim community for my act." Kalyan had quit BJP last year.