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August 4 2015

India Education Minister to Face Court Over Fake Degree

"A Delhi court agreed to hear a complaint alleging that India 's education minister lied about her college degree, triggering calls for her resignation. The petition claims federal Education Minister Smriti Irani made contradictory declarations about her college degree in different years to electoral authorities. The complaint says that in 2004 Irani said she had an arts degree but in 2014 � ahead of the general elections � she claimed she had pursued a degree in commerce. ""Cognisance is taken. The matter be now fixed for pre-summoning evidence on August 28,"" said judge Akash Jain. The case has sparked strong demands from opposition leaders from both the AAP and Congress Party for Irani 's resignation, saying she had no ""moral or constitutional or legal"" right to continue as education minister."