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France: Police crackdown after beheading of teacher – world news

French police on Monday raided Islamic associations and foreigners suspected of extremist religious beliefs, police sources said, three days after a suspected Islamist beheaded a school teacher. History teacher Samuel Paty, 47, was murdered on Friday in broad daylight outside his school in a middle-class Paris suburb by an 18-year-old of Chechen origin, who was shot dead by police. The ...

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French police operations underway after beheading of teacher – world news

France’s interior minister said Monday that police operations are underway into dozens of people who allegedly issued messages of support for the attacker after the beheading of a history teacher near Paris. Gerald Darmanin said on French radio Europe 1 that at least 80 cases of hate speech have been reported since Friday’s attack. Samuel Paty was beheaded in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, ...

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France demonstrations to pay tribute to beheaded teacher – world news

Demonstrators in France on Sunday will call for support of freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad with his class. Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday by a 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee who was shot dead by police. Political leaders, associations and unions will ...

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French authorities confirm 9 people detained in probe into killing of teacher – world news

France’s anti-terrorism state prosecutor, Jean-Francois Ricard, confirmed on Saturday media reports that nine people had been detained as part of the investigation into the beheading of a teacher near Paris. “As of now, nine people have been detained and taken into custody,” Ricard said. He explained that four detainees were close relatives of the suspect. Two others showed up independently ...

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Paris teacher murder: Blasphemy can shock, but is legal, says head of teacher’s union – world news

The middle school teacher knifed to death on the street of a Paris suburb on Friday showed his teenage students a cartoon lampooning the Prophet Mohammad as part of a class on freedom of expression earlier this month, parents said. Nordine Chaouadi told Reuters he was the father of a 13-year-old pupil who attended the civics class given by the ...

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A blueprint for teacher recruitment and training – analysis

On Teacher’s Day, I would like to share a short excerpt from India’s second president, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s speech at a reception at the Royal Commonwealth Society, London, in June 1963. The words still resonate with me and motivate me to work for India’s progress. He said, “I, an ordinary commoner, started as a teacher and worked almost the whole ...

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NEP 2020 is silent on the contract teacher system – analysis

The draft National Education Policy (NEP) of 2019 made an unequivocal statement on the discontinuation of the unequal system of contract teachers/para-teachers at all levels, from primary right up to colleges and universities. It recognised the need to relieve teachers of non-educational duties, facilitate vibrant professional communities and give more autonomy in the classroom. It recognised that none of the ...

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