By admin       2016-07-07

Smriti Irani, an actress-turned-politician, is no longer India’s education minister.Ms. Irani, who was moved to the less-glamorous post of textiles minister in a cabinet shakeup on Tuesday, had faced criticism for her handling of high-profile cases involving university students.In a fiery speech in Parliament in February, Ms. Irani defended police action against students of New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University who face sedition charges in connection with a campus event mourning the execution of a Kashmiri separatist convicted in a 2001 attack on India’s Parliament. Some people at the rally called for India’s destruction.Some students, academics and political opponents have accused the government of being intolerant and targeting its ideological opponents.

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