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Congress leader K Rahman Khan clarifies allegations of him being Zakir Naik supporter

Congress leader K Rahman Khan clarifies allegations of him being Zakir Naik supporter

Clarifying against the allegations of being a lobbyist for controversial Islamic speaker Zakir Naik, Congress leader K. Rahman Khan said on Sunday that the BJP is simply trying to politicie the issue as he had at the time forwarded the CD to the concerned ministry and not handled the matter himself.

Govt should enact tough laws against communal violence: Rahman

Slamming the BJP government for a "rise in communal tension", Congress leader KRahman Khan has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should send a strong message to those disturbing social harmony by enacting tougher laws to deal with such cases.

Modi`s statements led to `massacre` in Assam: K Rahman Khan

Union Minister for Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan on Sunday said statements made by Narendra Modi against illegal Bangladeshi immigrants led to the "massacre" of innocents in Assam and urged the Centre and state government to take immediate action to help the victims.

Constitution wrongly interpreted to deny rights to minorities: Minister

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Task force to monitor terror cases against Muslims, MHA moved

Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan`s demand for a special task force to monitor and review terror cases involving minorities has been referred to Home Ministry, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.

Set up commission to ensure Muslims` educational rights: Rahman

Muslims are unable to enjoy their Constitutional right to open educational institutions and the government should set up a commission to address issue, Minorities Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan said.

Islamic banking proposal may get a push under Rajan

With appointment of government's Chief Economic Adviser Raghuram Rajan as the next RBI governor, Union Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan Tuesday hoped that his ministry's plan to establish Islamic banking in India will get a boost.

Decline in percentage of minorities getting central govt jobs

The percentage of minorities recruited in central government jobs and public sector banks has been declining.

General perception that Muslims don`t believe IM exists: K Rahman Khan

After his reported controversial remark on Indian Mujahideen, K Rahman Khan said it was not his view that the Muslim community did not believe in the existence of IM, but it was a general perception.

Corporation mooted for developing Wakf properties

The Minority Affairs Ministry has mooted a proposal for creation of a corporation to look after and develop Wakf properties, amid allegations of improper management of over 4 lakh acre of such properties.

Narendra Modi is a frustrated man: K Rahman Khan

Union Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan lashed out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his ‘puppy’ analogy, and described him as a frustrated man.

Minority Ministry for task force on Muslim terror cases

Sharing the perception of Muslims that they are being "victimized", Minority Affairs Ministry will soon moot a proposal for setting up of a special task force to oversee the terror cases against the members of the community.

Union Minority Affairs Minister calls Nitish Kumar `secular`

After PM and Shinde, it was Union Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan`s turn to describe Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as secular.

India to have equal opportunity commission

Indian delegation led by Minister for Minority Affairs met British ministers to formulate the framework of an equal opportunity commission for India.

India shows interest in UK`s task force

India has evinced interest in the set up of an anti-extremism task force by the UK following the terror attack on the streets of London in May.