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DU rejects RTI query over Modi degree

In April, Kejriwal urged the CIC to make public the details of Modi\'s educational qualifications.

Published: 19th June 2016 03:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th June 2016 03:57 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Citing "privacy" reasons, Delhi University (DU) has rejected another RTI query on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's degree, sparking criticism from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The Right to Information query was filed by Delhi-based lawyer Mohd Irsad. 

"DU, as a matter of policy, seeks to maintain the privacy of every student as it holds the data pertaining to a student in a fiduciary relationship with the student concerned," the RTI response from the university read. 

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kejriwal, who had alleged earlier that Modi's graduation degree was fake, said Delhi University cannot refuse the information sought on the prime minister. 

"This deepens the mystery around PM's degree. If DU feels it is private info, then under RTI Act, DU shud write to PM and seek his permission," he tweeted. 

In April, Kejriwal urged the Central Information Commission (CIC) to make public the details of Modi's educational qualifications. 

Modi graduated from Delhi University and later did a post-graduation course in Gujarat.

Following Kejriwal's letter, the CIC asked the DU to make the graduation degree public. 

Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley then made public Modi's degrees. 

But the AAP immediately alleged that the degrees shown by them were fake. 

Kejriwal on Sunday sought to know why Modi's degree should be regarded as a private affair since Shah and Jaitley had made it public.

"Didn't Amit Shah n Jaitleyji say that degree was genuine and anyone cud take it from DU?"



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