Minister of State for Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that after witnessing the gruesome terror attack on a school in Peshawar, that killed 141 people, including 132 students, Pakistan should learn the true nature of terrorism, adding that such acts go against the tenets of humanity.
Claiming that its minority supporters and activists in West Bengal were being attacked by "Trinamool Congress goons", the BJP Thursday presented a memorandum to the minority affairs ministry to send a fact-finding team to assess the ground realities.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday criticized the opposition for disrupting the Parliament Session over the issue of Cabinet Minister Member of Parliament Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's recent inappropriate comments.
In an unusual protest, five Union Ministers on Friday joined BJP MPs in singing hyms before Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament complex praying for "wisdom" to Congress members who have paralysed Rajya Sabha over Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's remarks.
New Delhi: Preliminary information suggests that the school van-train collision near Mau in Uttar Pradesh that left six children dead was due to negligent driving of the vehicle, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.
The government would soon apprise the Rajya Sabha whether any curtailment has been done in medical facilities for Members of Parliament, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said.
From the outside it looks imposing and its unique circular shape makes it one of the landmarks of the Indian capital and a prime tourist attraction. But the 87-year-old Parliament House, a heritage building and India's "temple of democracy", is falling into disrepair with leaking pipes, damp walls, space crunch and much wear and tear leading many to ask whether it is safe to continue in this building. .
Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday criticized Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's remarks regarding the Taj Mahal, adding that the Uttar Pradesh Waqf Board should focus on the upkeep of the existing properties under its purview.
The role of the Minority Affairs Ministry has become crucial at a time when a "political effort" is on to create a sense of mistrust among minorities, its newly-appointed Minister of State Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.
Ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament having a huge legislative agenda, the government on Tuesday said it would go the extra mile to accomodate the opposition while conveying to it that "democracy functions through numbers also."