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UK Opposition Leader calls for colonial history to be taught in schools

October 11, 2018 17:47

Britain's Opposition Labour Party on Thursday called for the legacy of the British Empire and the impact of colonialism on countries like India to be taught in schools across the UK. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said such a curriculum change was all the more important in the wake of the recent Windrush scandal, involving Commonwealth citizens being wrongly denied their citizenship rights in the UK.

He also unveiled plans for an Emancipation Educational Trust, which would help educate schoolchildren about the impact of slavery and the battle to end the slave trade, as part of an event in Bristol to mark October as Black History Month.  -- PTI

Image: The Bengal famine of 1944 was engineered at the behest of the British PM Winston Churchill when foodgrains and  rations from Bengal was repatriated to England to feed troops during WWII

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