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Complainant Name:
Mr R Bhattacharyya

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Guardian

Complaint:

Mr R Bhattacharyya of London complained that an article had inaccurately implied that Mahatma Gandhi had obtained a law degree from the University of London as an external student in India.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following clarification:

"We were wrong to suggest that Mahatma Gandhi gained a law degree as an external student in India with the University of London (The London-Delhi Express, page 1, Education, February 5). In fact while training to be a barrister at the Inner Temple in London, Gandhi successfully studied for the university's matriculation exam. He did not, however, take a degree, though alumni records suggest he may have attended lectures at UCL."

Report: 77



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