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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Tories signal they may back down on cuts to school funding

Tories signal they may back down on cuts to school funding

cuts to school funding MPs from both main parties seek clarity about education funding after pledge not to cut budgets was left out of Queen’s speech Protesters in Bristol last month campaigning against cuts to education. Photograph: Lynchpics/Alamy Live News View more sharing options Shares 176 Jessica Elgot Political reporter Wednesday 21 June 2017 20.13 BSTLast modified on Thursday 22 June 2017 00.50 BST Theresa May has indicated she is prepared to go back to the drawing board over school funding changes that Tory MPs said had been toxic on the doorstep,…

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