Dissent is being stifled, minorities feel insecure: Sonia Gandhi

Mounting yet another attack on Modi government, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said dissent is being stifled and minorities feel increasingly insecure.

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Indian govt rejects US report on religious tolerance

In a sharp rejoinder to the US government panel report on religious freedom, the Ministry of External Affairs has brushed aside the concerns raised over the plight of the country's minority communities, saying the report was based on “limited understanding of India”.

Modi govt slams US report on minorities, says it's based on 'limited understanding of India'
Modi govt slams US report on minorities, says it's based on 'limited understanding of India'

In a sharp rejoinder to the US government panel report on religious freedom, the Ministry of External Affairs has brushed aside the concerns raised over the plight of the country's minority communities, saying the report was based on “limited understanding of India”.

Eleven members of Ahmadi minority killed in 2014: Report

Eleven Pakistani members of the Ahmadi religious minority were murdered for their faith in 2014 and authorities failed to apprehend any of the killers, a report said Monday, highlighting growing intolerance toward the sect.

Govt's claims on protecting minorities stands exposed: CPI(M)

 Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "criminal" silence over attack on religious minorities, CPI(M) on Sunday said the government's claims that it will go to any extent to safeguard the rights of minorities in the country stood exposed.

Delhi Catholic Archdiocese appeals for protection of minorities

The Delhi Catholic Archdiocese on Wednesday appealed to the government and civil society to protect minorities and ensure proper law and order in every part of the country.

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Will go to any extent to protect minorities: Rajnath Singh on church attacks
Will go to any extent to protect minorities: Rajnath Singh on church attacks

While the attacks on churches and other minority institutions continue in various parts of the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said everything will be done to ensure their security.

Take action against those attacking minorities: MPs to Govt

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.

Collect data on minorities under BPL: Parliamentary panel to Minority Affairs ministry

A Parliamentary Panel has asked the Ministry of Minority Affairs to immediately initiate a process to collect data on people of minority communities living below the poverty line.

West Bengal is committed to holistic development of minorities: Mamata
West Bengal is committed to holistic development of minorities: Mamata

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.

'BJP govt in MP failed to curb violence against minority'

Congress on Monday accused the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh of failing to curb violence against the minority community and announced to hold sit-in tomorrow in the city over the issue.

I am not against minorities: Praveen Togadia

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.

Notions of minorities not valid in Indian context: Govt

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.

Rs 6,300 crore alloted for benefit of minorities: RTI

 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.

Won't let religious groups incite violence overtly or covertly, PM Modi tells Christians

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tuesday, strongly asserted that his government’s commitment to ensure equal respect to all religions in India.

Religious places, minorities should be safeguarded: Rajnath

 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said religious places and minorities should be guarded against any danger.

Attack against minorities in India increases: US lawmaker

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.