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Smriti Irani fake degree case: Court reserves order for June 24

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It seems like Human Resource Development Minister, Smriti Irani, has found herself in trouble regarding allegedly lying on oath about her educational credentials.

A court in the national capital reserved June 24 for considering a private complaint against Smriti Irani for allegedly misrepresenting facts in her election affidavits.

The matter was listed for Monday for Metropolitan Magistrate, Akash Jain, to decide on the maintainability of the complaint filed by Ahmer Khan.

It was in April when Khan filed a complaint seeking action against Irani for allegedly being dishonest on oath about her educational qualification.

K.K. Manan, Khan’s lawyer, told the court that the minister declared herself to be a 1996 batch B.A. graduate from Delhi University in her affidavit filed for the 2004 Lok Sabha election. However, she stated in her 2014 Lok Sabha election affidavit that she had done B.Com Part 1 in 1994 from Delhi University.

“It is evident from the contents of the affidavits filed by Irani that at best, only one of the depositions by her on oath in respect of her educational qualifications is correct,” said the petitioner’s counsel Manan.

The petition added that Irani also lied on oath about her assets and it sought action against her for offences under the Representation of the People Act.

-With inputs from IANS

  • Annu Chopra

    ..when there is no
    punishment for women for getting arrested and jailing husbands,old
    parents,neighbor,children based on fake 498a cases, why they should be punished
    just for faking degrees?? Kindly understand women are ab-la (AB-ove LA-w). Come
    on. Don’t be a spoilsport. We married- men are born
    criminals–violent,rapists,money-demanding vultures, women-torturers—–. We
    deserve no mercy,even from God. i am beginning to hate myself after getting
    educated on gender biased laws

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  • Annu Chopra

    ..when there is no
    punishment for women for getting arrested and jailing husbands,old
    parents,neighbor,children based on fake 498a cases, why they should be punished
    just for faking degrees?? Kindly understand women are ab-la (AB-ove LA-w). Come
    on. Don’t be a spoilsport. We married- men are born
    criminals–violent,rapists,money-demanding vultures, women-torturers—–. We
    deserve no mercy,even from God. i am beginning to hate myself after getting
    educated on gender biased laws

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Women in Science Largest Minority: Smriti Irani

She further advocated that these translated works of science be given to school children also to develop in them a "love for science"

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Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said women in science are the “largest minority” in the country, with only 14 per cent of them contributing to the profession.

She spoke about an inherent gender bias against women in the society, hampering their entry in the highly competitive world of science.

Smriti Irani said this while inaugurating the 8th Women Science Congress — part of the Indian Science Congress — here at the Lovely Professional University, which is hosting both the events.

“While everyone knows that science is gender-neutral, what is not neutral is capacity of women to get scientific opportunity,” she said.

Women in science largest minority: Smriti Irani.

“Of the 2.8 lakh scientists and engineers employed in research and development across the country, women’s number is only 14 per cent… that makes women the largest minority in science,” she added.

The Minister also called for translation of academic journals and papers into regional languages from English.

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“English is the lingua franca of science. But according to census data, 96.7 per cent of the population resorts to 22 scheduled languages,” she said.

She further advocated that these translated works of science be given to school children also to develop in them a “love for science”. (IANS)