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The government's anti-radicalisation scheme, Prevent, is instilling "fear, suspicion and censorship" on university campuses, an advocacy group has warned.

In a report based on interviews with 36 Muslim students, academics and professionals, Just Yorkshire said the scheme had fostered a "policing culture" in higher education and argued that it should be closed down immediately.

It concludes: "A wide spectrum of our respondents articulated concerns in relation to surveillance, censorship and the resultant isolation felt by many."

Prevent, a voluntary programme, aims to divert people from terrorism before they offend. Public bodies such as schools and universities have a duty to report those they suspect are at risk of being radicalised.


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