Concerns raised over 'changing' social landscape of country

Expressing concerns over "changing" social landscape of the country, civil society members have accused the NDA government of launching multi-layer attacks on various segments of society, especially minorities, during its one-year run at Centre.

US panel views on minorities based on lack of understanding of India: Govt

 India today dismissed allegations made during a US Congressional Commission briefing that "violence" against minorities was taking place after the advent of the Modi government, saying it was based on lack of understanding of India, its Constitution and society.

Minorities are as much a part of India as anyone else: PM Modi assures Muslim leaders
Minorities are as much a part of India as anyone else: PM Modi assures Muslim leaders

After Narendra Modi made it clear that his government won't tolerate violence against any particular community, a Muslim delegation led by Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi on Tuesday met the Prime Minister and raised certain concerns about the community.

PM's comments against communalism a camouflage: Congress

 The Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s comments against communalism were intended to "camouflage" the real face of his government.

Do not create fear among minorities, Naqvi tells 'political secularists'

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said that "political secularists" should desist from creating an atmosphere of fear among the minorities in the country.

Nepal sets up post-quake camps for sexual minorities

When transgender woman Maya K.C. sought help at a relief camp in the ruins of Nepal`s capital after a devastating earthquake, she was quickly made to feel as though she did not belong.

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.