Anti-lynching bill: Opposition leaders meet Bengal governor over ‘gross irregularities’ | Kolkata News

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KOLKATA: West Bengal leader of the opposition Dr Abdul Mannan and Left Front Legislature Party leader Dr Sujan Chakroborty, along with other legislators, called on governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday at Rajbhavan to apprise him about the “grave irregularities and legislative improprieties” in the West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill, 2019.
They said that the bill placed in the house on August 30 was different than the draft copy of the bill that was circulated among the members of the assembly on August 26 and the one to which the governor had recommended introduction.
According to them, these were not printing mistakes, but serious lapse in as much as the change is in respect to insertion of “death sentence” as the maximum quantum of punishment.
The governor, after hearing them, assured that he would look into the available records and if required, would go through the proceedings of the assembly, even thereafter, if the situation demands, he would seek inputs from the speaker and the advocate general.
Earlier on Monday, five teacher-leaders–Tapas Barman, Subhshis Banerjee and three others of Brittimulak Joutho Manch–met the governor and discussed in detail issues connected with teachers and instructors of vocational stream.
They particularly raised the issue of inadequate emoluments and indicated that the judgments of various courts on “equal pay for equal work” were not being complied with. They urged the governor to consider their serious issues. They also said that the five teachers have committed suicides and cases have been registered against the teachers by the police, even for peaceful movements.



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