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After Sahitya Akademi protest , student refuses to accept MBA degree from Smriti Irani

The student belongs to Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) in Kashmir.
  • Smriti IraniFile Photo  AFP photo

A young MBA pass out has decided not to accept his degree at the first convocation of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) in Kashmir from Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani as a protest against “diminishing freedoms” in the country.

“Though, for a student, receiving a master’s degree is no less than any prestigious award. But on October 19, (the Convocation Day) I Sameer Gojwari won’t accept it,” Gojwari, who completed his MBA from the IUST in 2008, wrote on his Facebook page.

Gojwari’s post came in response to unconfirmed reports that Irani will be giving out degrees to the pass outs of the IUST at the varsity’s first ever convocation on Monday.

“When India’s writers are returning literary awards to protest diminishing freedoms and 41 writers across the country have given back most prestigious awards; unofficial reports say that Islamic University of Science & Technology on its 1st Convocation have chaired a Minister from Central Ministry #BJP, most likely Mrs Smriti Irani,” he said.

The Union HRD minister is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of Central University Kashmir complex at Ganderbal on Tuesday.

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Comments (3)

  1. Seriously, I don’t understand when they say “diminishing freedom”. He is able to say that because of freedom. This guy is contradicting himself.

  2. y

    When the ruling parties victory they themselves claim to be the victory of the particular organisation how the party can escape the yoke of the organisation ? So Beef Jago Party rules the country at the behest organisation so there are animal problems. let the animal live in their own way.

  3. What is more interesting is that such an incident is being reported as some major news. Was he the university gold medalist or his not accepting the degree going to make India lesser? There are more issues like deteriorating Law & Order and feeling of alienation in the Kashmiri masses that need to be addressed rather than these populist steps.

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