In Assam’s Sipajhar, Bengali Muslim residents claim they were targetted in eviction drive

In Assam’s Sipajhar, Bengali Muslim residents claim they were targetted in eviction drive

Abu Sama in front of his demolished house. | Arunabh Saikia “My father would have been alive had those Bangladeshis been evicted before,” said Kalyan Das, a student of Class 11 who lives in Sipajhar in Assam’s Darrang district. The body of his father, 58-year-old Ananda Das, was found next to a wetland in the area on the afternoon of November 23. Das, a farmer, had gone missing two days earlier. According to Mukut Ali, the police officer investigating his alleged murder, the body bore “no signs of external injuries”. In…

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UP: Scholarship, cycle for Muslim girls` education

UP: Scholarship, cycle for Muslim girls` education

Lucknow: Ahead of assembly polls next year, Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to give scholarship and cycles to promote Muslim girls` madrasa education. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Mayawati, an official spokesman said here. As per the decision Savitri Bai Phule Balika Shiksha Madad Yojna in recognised madarsas in the state, girls belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families passing maulvi/munshi examination (equivalent to class 10th) from UP Madarsa Education Board would get scholarship of RS…

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