A team of Scottish heritage experts will fly out to India this weekend to help save a historic graveyard. The Scottish Cemetery of Kolkata, the last resting place of up to 1,600 people, has become overgrown and many of the graves have been damaged. Conservationists hope to restore the site, which lies in a densely-populated part of Calcutta. Economist James Wilson – who introduced income tax and paper currency to India – is said to be buried there in addition there are also hundreds of soldiers, jute traders, industrialists and missionaries at the burial site.


Earlier this week hundreds of Muslims – young and old – marched through the centre of Jerusalem towards the city’s Mamilla cemetery. Police helicopters flew overhead and security was tight. The focus of the march, and of increasing Muslim anger, was the Israeli Supreme Court decision to sanction a controversial new building on part of the Muslim cemetery.

The building? A Museum of Tolerance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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  1. I totally understand all your !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.   Religion and the agony it can bring…

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