Bhagwat's remarks on conversions 'reckless': CPI

Terming RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat's recent remarks that conversions will continue to take place in the country as "reckless", CPI on Monday said that RSS and its organizations should stop all attacks against the minorities in the interest of unity and integrity of India.

Modi government trying to divide the nation on religion: Lalu Prasad

“Modi government is trying to divide the nation on religion. The minorities have also fought for India's independence and the Modi government is now involved in ghar vapsi,” said Lalu Prasad Yadav while holding a protest at Jantar Mantar.

Minorities from neighbouring countries to get five-year visa: Govt

Members of the minority communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will be given five-years visa instead of one year as part of government's effort to address their grievances and according citizenship in future.

BJP team asks minister to look into condition of minorities

 A BJP delegation from West Bengal today met MOS for Minority Affairs Muktar Abbas Naqvi in New Delhi and requested him to look into the 'precarious' condition of minorities in the state.

Educational hubs for minorities in all districts in UP

In a bid to promote education and provide better avenues to minorities in Uttar Pradesh, the Akhilesh Yadav government has decided to establish educational hubs in all the districts of the state.

With BJP's rise, worst fears of minorities coming true: NALSAR VC

Noted jurist and vice-chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, Faizan Mustafa on Thursday voiced "grave concern" at the rising incidents of "minority bashing" after the NDA government assumed office earlier this year.

Centre virtually blames states for delay in fund utilisation for minority schemes

The Centre on Tuesday virtually blamed state governments for delay in utilisation of funds meant for multi-sectoral development programmes being implemented for the welfare of minority communities.

Former JD(U) minister Jamshed Ashraf joins BJP

Former JD(U) minister Jamshed Ashraf on Sunday joined BJP along with his supporters in presence of senior leader Sushil Kumar Modi and the party's Bihar unit chief Mangal Pandey.

Clashes erupt as Turkish nationalist visits Kurdish region

Turkish security forces and pro-Kurdish protesters clashed on Friday as tensions erupted over the visit of a nationalist leader to a flashpoint eastern region, an AFP photographer reported.

NDA will work towards providing security to minorities: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

The role of the Minority Affairs Ministry has become crucial at a time when a "political effort" is on to create a sense of mistrust among minorities, its newly-appointed Minister of State Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.

Shiv Sena attacks AIMIM, says Owaisis 'poisoned' minds of Muslims

Mumbai: After Uddhav Thackeray hit out at All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, his party Shiv Sena Tuesday stepped up attack on the Hyderabad-based outfit,accusing it of poisoning the minds of minority community and demanded that Maharashtra government take strict action against it.

Congress kept Muslims away from progress: Naqvi

BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday attacked Congress saying during ten years of UPA rule at the Centre, the party "created an atmosphere of fear and insecurity and kept Muslims away from progress".

BSP did nothing for minority's development, claims Azam Khan

Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Monday attacked the previous BSP government for putting "restrictions" in the process of bringing 'madarsas' on aid list and doing "nothing" for the development of minorities.

Congress has done nothing for Muslims: Heptulla

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla on Thursday hit out at the Congress, saying its secular image was a farce meant to entrap the minority community.

Such remarks incite communal violence: Rashid Alvi on Yogi Adityanath's comment on minorities

Yogi Adityanath's comment on minorities hasn't gone down well with the Opposition parties. Reacting to his remarks, the Congress leader Rashid Alvi said, “We condemn such remarks. These remarks incite communal violence.”

Anxious Trinamool scurrying to CPI-M to woo back minorities: BJP

With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee indicating her Trinamool Congress was not averse to the idea of a tie-up with the CPI-M, the BJP Saturday claimed the swaying of minority voters towards it has led to the ruling party scurrying to its traditional foes for survival.

Pak Rights group asks authorities to protect minorities

 A rights group today expressed concern over the status of minorities, including Sikhs and Hindus, in Pakistan and asked authorities to ensure equal rights and protection for them.

Najma Heptulla meets Omar Abdullah

Union Minority Affairs minister Najma Heptulla today met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and discussed issues pertaining to central schemes relating to welfare of minorities.

Congress scales up attack on Modi`s Independence Day speech

Congress on Saturday scaled up the attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s Independence Day address alleging there has not been one word about weaker sections or minorities.

Najma Heptulla for result-oriented minorities schemes

Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla on Friday advocated for result-oriented implementation of all schemes meant for minorities.