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Posted at: Aug 17, 2019, 6:39 AM; last updated: Aug 17, 2019, 6:39 AM (IST)

Bengal Legislative Council

LAHORE, SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 1919

A MEETING of the Bengal Legislative Council was held on Tuesday last at Dacca, Lord Ronaldshay presiding. Only ten non-official members were present. The Hon. Sir Henry Wheeler introduced a Bill to consolidate and amend the law relating to cruelty to animals. There were twenty-seven resolutions on the agenda, most of which related to local needs. The first resolution asked for the appointment of a qualified Indian as Director of Agriculture. It was negatived. The Hon. Mr. J.G. Cumming accepted a resolution asking for the establishment of an agricultural college at Dacca. Mahomedan members moved resolutions asking for the establishment of a Mahomedan college at Dacca and the appointment of Mahomedan teachers in schools and colleges. Both were rejected.

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