Students hold blockade before Writers’ Building

Mamata Banerjee on Friday faced the first road blockade in front of her office Writers` Buildings after becoming chief minister by students protesting against the nomenclature of a university she renamed.

Last Updated: May 27, 2011, 22:09 PM IST

Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee on Friday faced the first road blockade in front of her office Writers` Buildings after becoming chief minister by students protesting against the nomenclature of a university she renamed.

Banerjee had yesterday renamed Alia University as the Alia Madrasa University claiming it has been the demand by a large section of Muslims.

The protestors said since madrasa was a term used to define secondary level education it could not be included in the name of the university.
The police who dispersed the students said they numbered nearly 100.

IANS