Amartya Sen News
Till the beginning of last month the row between the university vice-chancellor and the Nobel laureate was within some basic limits of decency. However, things changed last month when Sen in an interview acknowledged the quality of Mamata Banerjee to occupy the chair of the PM of the country. A political hullabaloo erupted over this observation of Sen, ignoring his supplementary observations on this point.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Amartya Sen's house on Monday. Regarding the Nobel laureate's land dispute, she single-handedly rejected the university authorities' demands. Mamata also handed over the land documents to Amartya in the presence of the Block Land and Land Revenue Officer (BLRO).
Mamata Banerjee had written a letter to Sen expressing her anguish after Visva Bharati had said that Sen's family was in "illegal" possession of the land on the campus "Amartya Sen is being attacked for his views against the Union government. This is completely unacceptable. Just like, I am being attacked for my political views," she said Sen has written to Banerjee, thanking her for the support, and said her strong voice is a tremendous source of strength
"We must express our opposition to autocracy, we must fight against their autocratic trends, we must criticise the issues where we need to oppose the non-communal right-wing forces, but we must not take back our hands when it comes to fighting communalism which is the biggest threat," he said in Kolkata.