Kolkata: After receiving her MA degree and medal at the Jadavpur University convocation on Tuesday, student Debosmita Choudhury asked for a moment on the stage, took out a copy of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and ripped it into pieces.
“Hum kagaz nahi dikhayenge (We will not show IDs). Inquilab Zindabad,” Debosmita Choudhury, a student of International Relations, declared before picking up her degree and walking off the stage.
The student said she chose to “dump” the CAA document at the podium where the vice-chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor and registrar were seated, as the new law made citizens prove their nationality.
“Let there be no confusion. I am not showing any disrespect to Jadavpur University. I am proud to be awarded this degree at my favourite institution. But, I chose this podium to register my protest against CAA… my friends are on a sit-in near the gate of the convocation venue,” she told Press Trust of India.
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