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Madrassa students face poll ban

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has issued a ruling that will, in effect, bar students from many religious schools (madrassas) from holding public office. It has said that unregistered madrassas do not teach a curriculum suitable to prepare students for mainstream life. Hundreds of successful candidates backed by religious parties in August’s local elections could now face the prospect of disqualification. More than half of Pakistan’s madrassas are currently unregistered.Full Story

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