Badal asks PM to ensure safety of Sikhs in Pakistan

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif the issue of safety and security of life and property of people belonging to the Sikh and other minority communities in Pakistan.

15 Christians arrested in Pakistan under blasphemy law

Pakistani police have arrested 15 Christians and booked 45 other members of the minority community under the controversial blasphemy law for allegedly desecrating Muslim graves in a village in Punjab province, sparking tension in the area.

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Antony`s remarks about Congress being pro-minority could be debated in party: Shakeel Ahmed

Congress leader A K Antony`s remarks that some sections of society have an impression that the party is inclined to minority communities could start a debate in the party as a general secretary said the issue will be deliberated.

Persecuted Pakistani Muslim minority seek refuge in China

Fleeing discrimination and violence, members of a Muslim sect have abandoned their homes in Pakistan to find an unlikely refuge in China.

A play that delves into relationship of minority groups

A gay couple discovers the life of an old Anglo-Indian couple through their left over belongings, and develops their own love story during this intimate journey. A play in the capital raises questions about love and its limitations for these couples who form a small part of India`s population.

S Sudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base

An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a UN base today in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside.

Will extend hand to those against communalism: Karunanidhi

In a veiled hint at supporting a Congress-led government, DMK chief M Karunanidhi n Monday said his party will extend a hand to those who are against communalism and support minority communities.

Congress leaders focus on Muslims during Rahul Gandhi`s rally

Congress leaders harped on the issues of minority communities while attacking sitting MP and BJP president Rajnath Singh at a rally here.

Vijay Kumar Malhotra says votes of minority community valuable

BJP`s Vijay Kumar Malhotra, who courted controversy for remark that Jamia and Batla House had become "den of terrorists" said party was not against minority community and wanted their valuable votes.

Centre planning schools for minorities: Union Minister

The Centre is planning to set up schools for minorities on the pattern of central universities in minorities-dominated areas, Union minister K Rehman Khan said.

`UP govt resolute to bring minority community to mainstream`

The Uttar Pradesh government is determined to bring the minority community into social mainstream, UP Governor BL Joshi said.

BJP govt has failed to address issues of minorities: Congress

The Madhya Pradesh Congress` minority department has accused the state BJP government of failing to address the concerns of minorities.

Rahul Gandhi seeks PM`s nod for granting of minority status to Jains

Rahul Gandhi on Sunday spoke to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and requested him to grant minority status to the Jain community, Congress sources said here.

Communities must work together for harmony, says PM

Both majority and minority communities should work together to maintain harmony, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.

BJP asks Bangladesh to stop atrocity on minorities

Kolkata: The BJP on Thursday urged Bangladesh to stop alleged atrocities on the minority Hindus living there during the ongoing political unrest over the forthcoming general elections on December 5.

Congress did nothing for farmers, minority: Mulayam

The BJP and Congress will lead in the "excessive" use of money power in the next Lok Sabha polls but will still fail to get a majority, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav claimed on Friday.

BJP minority membership drive gets `good` response

The Gujarat BJP minority cell on Tuesday launched a drive to woo Muslims on the birthday of the party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Khurshid hopeful of SC relief on minorities’ quota

Union Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday expressed hope that the Supreme Court would uphold the Centre`s decision to provide 4.5 per cent reservation in education and government jobs to backward classes among minorities.

Govt to try to convince SC on minority sub-quota: Khurshid

Government will try to convince Supreme Court for 4.5% sub-quota for minorities within 27% OBC quota was not on religious consideration but on the basis of backwardness, Salman Khurshid said.