New Delhi: National Commission for Minorities
chairperson, Wajahat Habibullah will meet Gujarat Chief
Minister Narendra Modi by the end of this month to discuss
rehabilitation of the 2002 riot victims and other issues.
"We had written a letter to Modi for a meeting to which
he gave response few days back, expressing willingness to
meet. He also requested to decide an agenda and date for the
meeting," Habibullah said.
In his letter to Modi, Habibullah had mentioned about the
rehabilitation of riot victims and issues concerning
scholarships for minority students.
"First, we will talk about scholarships for minority
students. There have been complaints that minority students
are not getting scholarships in Gujarat," Habibullah said,
adding that victims of 2002-riots still don`t have homes and
"Myself and our Gujarat in-charge Vinod Sharma will go to
meet Modi by the end of this month," he said.
He also expressed happiness over the return of Kandhamal
riot victims to their homes.
"It is a matter of happiness that people who went to
jungles after the riots of 2008 are returning to their homes,
though there is lot which still needs to be done for them,"
the NCM chief said.
On the controversy over writer Salman Rushdie visiting
India, he said, "He (Rushdie) has been visiting India, this is
not the first time. The Commission does not want to say
anything on this controversy."