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Madarsa flak for govt delay

Madarsa teachers, on Saturday, came down heavily on the state government for its delay in implementing the recommendations of the A.R. Kidwai committee on the improvement of Madarsa education in Bengal.

Protesting the government’s “silence” on the report, Paschim Banga Madrasa Shikshak Samity, an association of Madarsa teachers, on Saturday announced a state-wide movement. Association general secretary Sheikh Nurul Haque said more than 8,000 people will demonstrate in front of the office of the West Bengal Board of Madarsa Education, in central Calcutta, on February 5. The association threatened to intensify the movement if its demands were not met.

Mohammed Refatullah, member secretary of the Madarsa education board, said the government was examining the findings of the committee.

nAttack on CPM leader: Sheikh Moinuddin, a CPM leader of Madhyamgram, North 24-Parganas, had a narrow escape on Friday night when unidentified goons fired at him in his Abdalpur residence, police said. His condition is reportedly stable.

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