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PIL filed in HC challenging CU's decision to honour Mamata

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

A PIL challenging the Calcutta University's (CU) decision to honour Minister with a D.Litt has been filed before the Calcutta High and is likely to be heard tomorrow.

The CU has announced that it will bestow the honorary D.Litt on the (TMC) chief, an alumnus, for her contribution to social service at its convocation on January 11.

"We have filed a PIL, challenging the decision of the university on several grounds of her ineligibility which we will place before the high during the hearing," said here today.

The claimed that the decision of the syndicate and of the university to honour with a D.Litt was arbitrary and devoid of any proper reasoning.

"The members of the university are appointed by the state government, which is headed by The same people have decided to honour the minister with the honorary D.Litt," Ahmed claimed.

The PIL will be moved before a division bench of Acting Justice J Bhattacharya tomorrow, he added.

The convocation will be held at the Nazrul Mancha auditorium in south Kolkata, instead of the institution's own on its

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 17:30 IST