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Kolkata: Flouting the rules, Jadavpur University student union members on Tuesday opened help desks for aspirants seeking admission to undergraduate (UG) courses and sold question papers of previous years. An official said the matter would be investigated as admissions were being conducted online. “The entire admission process is online. We have uploaded all the information on our website. Model syllabus and past question papers are also there. I had seen some students sitting, but had no idea that they were selling question papers,” said registrar of Jadavpur University Snehamanju Basu. We would definitely investigate the matter, she added. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaShe urged applicants not to come to the university campus as all the information and question papers were available on the website. “One should not spend money on it,” Basu said. Earlier, Education minister Partha Chatterjee had asked all colleges to conduct the admission process online and not ask students to visit the campus before the start of classes. “I have come here to collect question papers of last 10 years,” a student seeking admission said. However, she denied giving any money for it. Asked about flouting of rules, a member of Trinamool’s student union wing said, “It’s our tradition to help students who come to seek information”. Student wings of other political parties have also set up help desks. For each department, phone numbers of around five student members have been displayed on a board, to help admission seekers.
“We are appalled by the sentencing of a prominent Iranian anti-death penalty campaigner […] in charges that stem from her courageous human rights work,” said spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani of the Geneva-based Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).“Her sentencing is illustrative of an increasingly low tolerance for human rights advocacy in Iran,” she added.Ms. Mohammadi is already in Evin Prison in Tehran, serving out a prison sentence for breaching the country’s sweeping national security laws. The human rights defender is believed to have serious medical conditions and has reportedly not been granted adequate access to the specialised medical care she needs.The UN human rights office and other human rights mechanisms have long urged the Iranian authorities to release Ms. Mohammadi, “but to no avail,” the spokesperson said.