West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the Narendra Modi government must resolve the ongoing unrest at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
“The central government must resolve the prevailing unrest situation at #FTII Pune. They must take students and teachers into confidence. Political purpose should not stand in the way, institutions are above everything,” she tweeted.
“Since I was associated with student movements in the past, I respect student movements. I support their genuine cause always,”she added.
Five FTII students were arrested in Pune for illegal confinement after they ‘gheraoed’ the institute’s director Prashant Pathrabe.
The students have been protesting for over two months, demanding the removal of the facility’s newly-appointed chairman Gajendra Chauhan.
Pune, October 11, 2017 : Anupam Kher, an actor with a repertoire of over 500 movies including international projects, was named Chairman of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. The film industry hailed the move.
Official sources confirmed Anupam’s appointment. He will succeed the controversial Gajendra Chauhan, whose appointment had triggered student protests.
Anupam’s wife Kirron Kher, an actress and BJP MP from Chandigarh, told Times NOW: “I’m very happy. Of course, it’s a challenging job for anybody. It’s not going to be an easy job. These chairmanships are crown of thorns. Here, people do get against you, but I am sure Anupam will be able to take them along because he is an extremely talented person.”
Anupam, who began his acting career with “Saaransh” in 1984, also has his own acting institute Actor Prepares.
Kirron said Anupam was the right choice to head the FTII, which provides training in acting, direction and other technical aspects of film making in a country which is one of the largest producers of movies.
Just imagine the level to which politicians are now stooping down to appease the minority for their valuable votes. This is next level of appeasement politics.
But this Trinamool poster is not the first time that the Bengal CM has done so to gain minority votes.
When Mamata Banerjee was the Railway Minister, a railway advertisement was issued in 2010 with a photo of her offering Namaz. This came months before Bengal Polls for the Assembly.
The picture has also come under fire considering the Bangladeshi illegal immigrant problem that the state is bearing.
Furthermore, known for her quick responses to decisions considering nation at large, the Bengal CM has remained silent on the Supreme Court judgment that said Triple Talaq is unconstitutional. This too has not gone down well with her many critiques.
Banerjee, known for her offhand remarks on matters, chose the political strategy of silence. When asked about her view on the Supreme Court’s verdict, she refused to answer the question.
It is quite obvious that the Namaz offering Mamata Banerjee has avoided discussions and controversies on any topic related to minority communities.
One of the five triple talaq petitioners to Supreme Court, Ishrat Jahan, has sought protection for herself and family after intimidation from the neighborhood. She has written to the CM regarding the same. As of yet, there has been no response.
This tight lipped attitude coming from Bengal CM has not gone down well with the public including the Muslim community who stands divided over her stance.
– Prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394
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The city of Los Angeles hosted this year’s World Police Games
The West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announced that a police constable from the state had won gold medal in long jump category
The constable named Sushen Roy was congratulated by the CM in a Facebook post
Kolkata, August 11, 2017: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that Bengal police constable Sushen Ray has won the gold medal in long jump in the World Police Games in Los Angeles.
“I am very proud to share with all of you that one of the members of Bengal Police, Constable Sushen Ray has got Gold Medal in World Police Games in Los Angeles, the US in the long jump,” she said on Facebook.
This is a great achievement for Bengal and also Indian police. My heartiest congratulations and best wishes to him,” she added. (IANS)