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PIL against Calcutta University's decision to award CM with D.Litt

PIL against Calcutta University's decision to award CM with D.Litt

At an official, high-profile event in London, attended by Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, a few Indian journalists were allegedly caught pilfering silver cutlery from their table and one was made to pay a fine of £50, according to a report in the Outlook. At the acceptance speech, Mamata said, "Intolerance is rising in the country".

Among other grounds for opposition, the PIL says Banerjee had once declared to have completed Ph.D degree, but in March 1985, it was found that the University of East Georgia from which she claimed to have secured the degree did not even exist. "History should not be distorted", she said.

She was apparently hinting at the Unique Identification Authority of India lodging a complaint against four persons, including a reporter of The Tribune who had filed a story on alleged breach in Aadhaar database.

The honorary Doctorate of Literature (DLitt) degree was conferred on her for by governor and chancellor Keshari Nath Tripathi for her contribution to art, culture and social welfare.

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Former Vice Chancellor of North Bengal University Ranju Gopal Mukhopadhyay had filed the petition in the high court on Monday.

Significantly the CU will confer the honour to the chief minister the next day at Nazrul Mancha in south Kolkata. In his plea, Mukherjee claimed it was arbitrary and devoid of any proper reasoning, reported PTI.

The petitioner mentioned that conferring the degree to Banerjee will undermine the standard of the university and the prestige of the award.

His counsel, Bikas Bhattacharya had yesterday submitted that the issues relating to the university and education itself were of public interest and as such the petition was justified to be a PIL.


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