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Milan Chatterjee Cites Harassment for leaving UCLA Law School

Milan Chatterjee, son of Las Vegans Nirmalya and Saroj Chatterjee, says UCLA administration failed to address bullying from students and groups supportive of Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Milan, the former president of the UCLA Graduate Students Association has left the university’s law school over what he calls a “hostile and unsafe campus climate. Milan Chatterjee will complete his third year of law school at New York University School of Law, the Los Angeles-based Jewish Journal reported.

BDS movement is a network of supporter to end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law.

Milan Chatterjee

Chatterjee is Indian-American Hindu and was president of the GSA during the 2015-2016 academic year, during which time he made a distribution of GSA funds for a Nov. 2015 UCLA Diversity Caucus event contingent on its sponsors not associating with the divest-from-Israel movement. The move brought protests from supporters of the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement, who advocated for his removal from the presidency. The GSA board of officers censured Chatterjee in April 2016, and a June 2016 investigation by the UCLA Discrimination Prevention Office (DPO) concluded that Chatterjee’s stipulation violated a University of California policy that requires viewpoint neutrality in the distribution of campus funds.  Continue reading…

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