If this was done in Mumbai, why not allow it in Kolkata? I think there needs to be a uniform policy behind this - either its open to all at all our events across the country or its not.
My point was not specific to Kolkata. When i said 50,000 i didnt mean it will be only from Kolkata. If we continue the same, I am afraid we will have 50000 chapter members with 500 editors / community members. Good or bad is left to be subjective / personal opinions, but this might just make the community members who are already reluctant not to join a group where they cannot identify themselves.