Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Journalists accompanying Mamata to London allegedly caught stealing cutlery at hotel

PIL in Calcutta HC against CU's decision to award Mamata Banerjee with D.Litt Calcutta HC to hear PIL against degree conferment to Mamata
Kenny Thornton | 13 January, 2018, 20:33

According to reports, these journalists were accompanying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her London tour and the incident happened during a dinner meet in her honour. "History should not be distorted", she said.

The University of Calcutta will wait to see if the court passes any interim order restraining it from conferring the degree so as to avoid embarrassment, said a key official, who asked not to be named.

"India has diversity of origin and we should respect that", she added.

"Now if a reporter writes something, utters certain words, an FIR is filed and cases are lodged", the chief minister said at a programme in Kolkata.

"Calcutta University was known for its autonomous functioning. You have honoured me and I feel deeply humbled".

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Mukherjee said in his petition that since the members of the university senate are appointed by the state government, which is headed by Banerjee, they can not decide to honour her with the honorary degree.

Banerjee said it was a great honour for her but she is not going to use the degree.

The degree was presented by West Bengal Governor and Chancellor of the University Keshari Nath Tripathi at a ceremony at the Nazrul Manch in the metropolis.

A petition in the Calcutta High Court this week, filed by Ranjugopal Mukherjee, formerly a professor of the university had challenged the university's decision.

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

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