Cutting across party lines, Rajya Sabha members Friday condemned the many incidents of acid attacks and demanded stringent punishment for their perpetrators, saying they inflict inexpressible pain on the body and minds of victims.
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.
Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday reviewed issues related to empowerment of minorities in Maharashtra at a meeting with the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here.
Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said all those involved in the Saradha scam should be punished as public money was looted, even as he expressed confidence over BJP doing well in the coming by-polls and next Assembly elections in West Bengal.
Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said efforts were on to simplify the implementation process of various minority- related schemes announced by the previous UPA government.
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday accused certain parties of playing communal and caste-based politics in Delhi assembly elections and said they will be given an "appropriate reply" by the electorate on February 7, the day of polling.
A district court has stayed the conviction of Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who was sentenced to one year imprisonment for violating prohibitory orders in the run-up to the 2009 Lok Sabha election, and granted him bail.
With less than two weeks to go for the Delhi polls, BJP on Wednesday distributed charge of the constituencies here among as many as 58 Union ministers and MPs as it eyes a win here after a gap of 16 years.
Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said the Centre will give Rs 100 crore to the Maulana Azad Minorities Financial Development Corporation for providing financial assistance and subsidised loans to members of minority communities.
Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday demanded that Union Minister and senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi should step down after a court in Uttar Pradesh gave him a one-year jail term convicting him of violating prohibitory orders during the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.
Making it clear that there was no question of government supporting the controversial 'ghar wapsi' programme, Union Minister of State for Minorities Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said state government and the Centre would together frame a "strong" legislation to stop any forceful conversions.
Minister of State for Parliamentary and Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday pledged to provide opportunities of development to minority communities through the principles of good governance.