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.

Pak SC orders special security force to protect minorities

Pakistan`s Supreme Court today ordered the creation of a special force to provide security to the religious places of minorities, after a spate of attacks at their places of worship.

KCR swears by quota and waives loans of Telangana`s farmers

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) on Thursday defended his government`s proposal to provide up to 12 per cent reservation each in education and jobs to tribals and minorities.

Minorities will be made equal partners in development: Govt

The Narendra Modi-government on Monday vowed to make all minority communities equal partners in the country`s progress as it regretted that the benefits of schemes do not reach them, leaving them in poverty even after decades of Independence.

A section of minority still nervous of Modi: Shabana Azmi

National award winner actress and former MP Shabana Azmi on Thursday said a section of minority was still nervous of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he talked about women, poor and youth but nothing specifically about them.

CPI(M) criticises Najma Heptulla`s comments

CPI(M) Tamil Nadu unit on Thursday criticised Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla for her comment that Parsis were minorities and not Muslims, saying it would harm the existing reservation policy.

Pak NA adopts resolution to protect holy places of minorities

Islamabad: Amid a series of attacks on temples in Pakistan, the National Assembly has adopted an unanimous resolution to safeguard the holy places of religious minorities, including those of Hindus and Sikhs.

M J Akbar urges minorities to join development bandwagon under NDA

Observing that BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi has stressed on job creation, party national spokesman M J Akbar today urged the minorities to join the new development phase to be ushered in by the NDA if it came to power.

Attacks on women, minorities on the rise in Pakistan: HRCP

Pakistan has failed to protect the rights of minorities and women, a leading rights group said today, citing the alarming rise in honour killings and violence against religious minorities in the country in 2013.

BJP manifesto promises minorities equal opportunity

Alleging that minorities under the UPA rule have not been able to derive equal opportunity, BJP Monday promised to make all communities equal partners in the country`s progress.

Social organisation seeks constitutional status for Minority Commission

Social organisation for minorities demanded that National Minorities Commission be granted constitutional status such as that enjoyed by National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Tribes.

BJP does not treat minorities as instrument of political power: Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday that his party treated Muslims as equals and not as instruments of political power.