To remove socio-economic and educational backwardness of minorities, the Centre has decided to spend Rs 17,000 crore in the 12th five-year plan, Union Minister for Minority Welfare K Rehman Khan said Friday.
The Sachar Committee report is
not sacrosanct like the Quran and has to be looked at with a
critical eye and not viewed as something special given to
Muslims, Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said.
The government has rejected a recommendation of the Sachar Committee to create Indian Wakf Services on the lines of the civil services to appoint officers to boards that manage Muslim religious and community properties.