Members in Rajya Sabha on Monday sought stern action to check growing attacks on minorities citing instances of rape of a 70-year-old nun in Bengal and demolition of a church in Haryana, with the government saying communal amity must be maintained at all costs.
Countering the allegation that her government had not done enough for Muslims despite promises, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that the state government was committed to the holistic development of the minorities.
Denied permission by Odisha government to visit communally sensitive Kandhamal district, VHP President Praveen Togadia on Friday clarified that he was not against the minorities but would continue to speak in favour of his Hindu brothers and sisters.
The usual notions of minorities and their alienation are not valid in the Indian context, a global meet in the US was told by the Narendra Modi government while citing the "pro-active" steps taken by the Centre and states to strengthen bonds between various communities.
The government has approved projects worth Rs 6,300 crore for socio-economic welfare of the minority communities under the Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MSDP) in the 11th and 12th five-year plans, a response to an RTI query has revealed.
As many as 38 incidents targeting the Christian community in India were reported in the last two months of 2014, a Republican lawmaker has claimed, alleging that there is rise in attack against the minorities.
Aiming to provide a holistic learning environment for the civil service aspirants who receive coaching at the varsity's Residential Coaching Academy (RCA), Jamia Milia Islamia here has opened a separate hostel for them.
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 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.
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.