FIRs Being Used To Strong Arm Journalists, Says Mamata Banerjee

Senior journalists embarass India in London

The journalists were handpicked by their organisations to attend the tour with Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

Journalists accompanying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her trip to London in November past year were caught stealing silverware at an official dinner in a city hotel, media reports have claimed.

"Even in the last History Congress at Kolkata, I cautioned against attempts to distort history".

Speaking at the convocation ceremony, Banerjee said, "Intolerance is rising in the country".

"The Calcutta University is conferring D Litt on Banerjee, an alumnus of the university, in recognition of her social service", Vice-Chancellor Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee said. On Tuesday the petitionners' lawyer Shamim Ahmed "We filed the PIL to challenge the CU's step on multiple reasons about her ineligibility".

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Former North Bengal University VC Ranju Gopal Mukhopadhyay had moved a public interest litigation on Monday challenging the university ' s decision to give a DLitt to Mamata Banerjee. In his plea, Mukherjee claimed it was arbitrary and devoid of any proper reasoning, reported PTI.

He reasoned that those who have made a decision to confer the honour to the chief minister are the CU senate members who are appointed by the state government which is headed by Ms Banerjee as its chief minister. The university is scheduled to confer the degree on Mamata on 11 January.

Without naming the Bharatiya Janata Party, the chief minister said that there are attempts to destroy the Indian culture of "unity in diversity".

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.

Significantly the CU will confer the honour to the chief minister the next day at Nazrul Mancha in south Kolkata.

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