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Constitution wrongly interpreted to deny rights to minorities: Minister

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 17:59

The Constitution is being wrongly interpreted to deny minorities their "legitimate rights" which needs to be addressed by treating them as a "class of citizens" to enable them to avail of benefits, Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan said Monday.

Government considering reservation for minorities

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 13:50

Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan said the government is looking into the issue of reservation for minorities as per the recommendations of the Ranganath Misra Commission report.

Minority Affairs Ministry launched new schemes, toned existing ones in 2013

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 10:53

The Ministry of Minority Affairs sharpened its focus in the year gone by launching new schemes as well as toning up the existing ones to reach out to minorities, mostly Muslims.

Centre mulls US$ 3bn fund to give education to Muslims

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 00:32

The Centre on Sunday said it will soon announce a special fund to the tune of US$ 3 billion for uplift of the Muslim people by providing infrastructure, mainly for education.

`History books never gave space for Muslim scholars`

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 22:52

The history of Muslim leaders, who sacrificed their life for the country`s freedom were "tarnished by people with vested interests", Union Minister of Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan said.

`NWDC to soon start operations with Rs 100 cr initial capital`

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 22:41

The National Wakf Development Corporation (NWDC) will soon start functioning with an initial capital of Rs 100 crore, Union Minister for Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan said here on Friday.

Laws to deal with communal riots inadequate: Rahman Khan

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 19:44

Noting that Muzaffarnagar riots have underlined inadequacies in existing laws to deal with such clashes, Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan on Monday pitched for introduction of the Communal Violence Bill in Winter Session of Parliament.

No appeasement, it`s their rights: Khan on minority schemes

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 22:41

Minorities Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party for accusing the government of "appeasing" Muslims through schemes and said it is their "rights".

Akhilesh Yadav has no right to blame BJP for Muzaffarnagar riots: Rehman Khan

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 14:29

Union Minister of Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan said that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had no right to blame Bharatiya Janata Party for Muzaffarnagar riots.

Where is corruption, wonders minister

Last Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 15:22

Where is corruption, Union Minority Affairs Minister K. Rahman Khan asked on Saturday. He said "coalgate or the 2G spectrum cases are mere presumptive losses".

Muzaffarnagar riots: Rahman Khan meets PM, calls for steps to ensure safety of people

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:41

Union Minister of Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan met Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and expressed serious concern about the recent communal violence in Muzaffarnagar.

Set up panel to study `pathetic condition` of Christians: MP

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 19:07

An Anglo-Indian MP has asked the government to set up a panel on the lines of Justice Sachar Committee to study the "pathetic condition" of certain Christian groups in the country.