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Government finally launches consultation on caste discrimination, but only asks “whether” law should change

Government finally launches consultation on caste discrimination, but only asks “whether” law should change

Wed, 29 Mar 2017

The Government's consultation on caste discrimination was finally launched this week after years of delay.

Sadiq Khan: Imperative that pupils from different backgrounds mix at school

Sadiq Khan: Imperative that pupils from different backgrounds mix at school

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

Sadiq Khan has hit out at the Government's plans to allow total religiously-selective admissions in new free schools with a faith ethos.

Pakistani twitter users call for hanging of ‘blasphemer’

Pakistani twitter users call for hanging of ‘blasphemer’

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

Many Pakistanis and other Muslims from around the world called for the execution of a secular writer for blasphemy over the weekend, causing #HangAyazNizami to trend on Twitter.

Report confirms deep ethnic divisions in English faith schools

Report confirms deep ethnic divisions in English faith schools

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

A new report, Understanding school segregation in England, has set out the extent of ethnic and religious division in England's schools.

“Unacceptable” for Ultra-Orthodox faith schools to shun children with transgender parents, says DfE

“Unacceptable” for Ultra-Orthodox faith schools to shun children with transgender parents, says DfE

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

The Department for Education is to investigate faith schools implicated in the ostracisation of children of transgender parents highlighted by a recent family court ruling.