West Bengal

Striking fear

Print edition : March 17, 2017

Congress and Left MLAs demonstrating against the property damage Bill after walking out of the Assembly on February 8. Photo: PTI

Abdul Mannan , Congress MLA, who was injured during a scuffle in the Assembly on February 8. Photo: PTI

Members of the West Bengal College and University Teachers' Association at a rally against the Bill aimed at tightening government control over institutions of higher education. Photo: PTI

Two Bills passed recently by the West Bengal Assembly, one to crush any voice of opposition and the other to wrest complete control of government-aided institutions of higher education, reflect the Trinamool Congress government’s authoritarian tendencies.
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