minorities

Modi govt created atmosphere of trust among minorities without appeasement: Naqvi

The comments by the Minister of State for Minority Affairs come against the backdrop of often-levelled allegation that an "atmosphere of fear" is prevailing among minorities under the present BJP-led dispensation.

May 11, 2017, 19:55 PM IST
Centre to push for educational empowerment of minorities

Centre to push for educational empowerment of minorities

"The campaign is aimed at educationally empowering the most poor and backward sections of the society," Naqvi said.

May 11, 2017, 18:05 PM IST
Pakistan shown mirror at UN, India says our minorities have been PMs, Presidents, Bollywood superstars

Pakistan shown mirror at UN, India says our minorities have been PMs, Presidents, Bollywood superstars

India has asked Pakistan to control its "compulsive hostility" towards it and fulfil its obligation to vacate illegal occupation of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Mar 16, 2017, 09:05 AM IST
Attacks on dalits, minorities should be dealt with firmly: President Mukherjee on eve of Independence Day

Attacks on dalits, minorities should be dealt with firmly: President Mukherjee on eve of Independence Day

The President cautioned against "unmindful pursuit" of a divisive political agenda and polarising debates by groups and individuals, saying they lead to institutional "travesty" and constitutional "subversion".

Aug 14, 2016, 19:36 PM IST

Tribal man sells goat, jewellery to build toilet in Rajasthan

Inspired by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a tribal has sold off his goat and mortgaged the ornaments of his wife to complete the construction of a toilet in his house in Rajasthan's Dungarpur district.

Jun 08, 2016, 13:40 PM IST

Ministry instilled confidence among minorities: Najma Heptulla

Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla on Tuesday said that instilling a sense of security and confidence among the minorities has been the biggest achievement of her ministry.

May 25, 2016, 00:12 AM IST
PM Modi lauds Parsi community for contribution to country

PM Modi lauds Parsi community for contribution to country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded the Parsi community for its contribution to the country in various spheres.

Mar 20, 2016, 03:23 AM IST

Conflict-plagued Myanmar plans ethnic ministry

The move was contained within a wider civil service reform plan announced in parliament that aims to streamline the unwieldy junta-era bureaucracy, slashing the total number of ministries from 36 to 21.

Mar 17, 2016, 20:35 PM IST
Pakistan govt agrees to national holidays on Holi, Diwali and Easter

Pakistan govt agrees to national holidays on Holi, Diwali and Easter

In a good news for minorities, Pakistan government has accepted a resolution to declare holidays on Holi, Diwali and Easter.

Mar 16, 2016, 20:19 PM IST
Respect rights, sensitivities of minorities: Pranab Mukherjee

Respect rights, sensitivities of minorities: Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday called for respecting the rights and sensitivities of minorities, both in letter and spirit, and eliminating forces that divide society.

Dec 14, 2015, 18:55 PM IST

Why Ram Temple movement is giving way to political tonic?

Paying tributes to Ashok Singhal who had spearheaded the Ram mandir movement, BJP chief Amit Shah credited Singhal with being “the architect of the biggest mass movement in India post-independence”

Nov 23, 2015, 22:40 PM IST

DNA: Kashmiri pandits–The forgotten minority

Despite all the attention on every issue, often forgotten case is that of the Kashmiri Pandits.

Nov 04, 2015, 23:08 PM IST

Exclusive from Jaisalmer: 88 Pakistani Hindus share their stories

As many as 88 members of six Hindu families from Pakistan had come to India on pilgrim visa around two months ago and have refused to go back to Pakistan.

Oct 20, 2015, 20:03 PM IST

Panel discussion on India's growing atmosphere of intolerance

Hours after black ink was thrown at Jammu & Kashmir MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid in the national capital for his pro-beef stance, President Pranab Mukherjee issued another statement on rising intole

Oct 20, 2015, 19:54 PM IST

DNA: 88 Pakistani Hindu families get 15-day visa extension for stay in India

88 Hindus who came from Pakistan get another 15 days permission to stay in Jaisalmer.

Oct 19, 2015, 23:38 PM IST

Plight of Hindus in Pakistan: Why is world silent over this discrimination?

Pakistan government has failed to protect religious freedom and Hindu community is living in constant fear in Pakistan.

Oct 19, 2015, 22:13 PM IST

Sahitya Akademi row: Being anti-Hindu considered secularism in India?

Reinforcing the need to end pseudo secularism, noted Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has questioned the double standards of writers protesting against 'growing intolerance' in India.

Oct 18, 2015, 23:19 PM IST

Where were Indian writers when my books were banned, says Taslima Nasrin

Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasrin says that the recent Sahitya Award returnees are Hindu protestors only and back in her time nobody protested against Muslims.

Oct 18, 2015, 17:38 PM IST

Centre urges states not to discriminate against minorities while registering FIRs

The Centre has asked all the states and union territories not to discriminate against minorities while registering an FIR as timely filing of chargesheet and speedy trial will restore the faith of different communities.

Oct 15, 2015, 12:11 PM IST
Don't discriminate against minorities while registering FIRs: Home Ministry to states

Don't discriminate against minorities while registering FIRs: Home Ministry to states

The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday told state governments not to discriminate against minorities while registering FIRs.

Oct 14, 2015, 18:21 PM IST