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Dec 27, 2017
Empowering minorities educationally will be high on govt's agenda in 2018: Mukhtar Abbas NaqviA triple talaq legislation, Haj-related reforms and attacks were some of the issues related to minorities that dominated headlines this year with the government stressing that empowering the community educationally will be high on its agenda in 2018.
Oct 01, 2017
Milind Deora column: India, US must focus on 'policy' to counter China's rising influence; end traditional fixationsWhile America is fixated with Russia and North Korea, India is fixated with Pakistan, but in the process, both democracies are not addressing the elephant in the room, ie, China
Aug 23, 2017
SC decides on triple talaq: Despite political backlash, Narendra Modi govt must start debate on Uniform Civil Code debateWith its historic verdict on triple talaq, Supreme Court has delivered a ruling that sits at the crossroads of civil rights and gender justice.
Jul 29, 2017
Nitish Kumar quits Mahagathbandhan: Sacrificing secularism for clean governance is just myopicBihar CM Nitish Kumar’s decision to switch from Grand Alliance to NDA has come to signify to many the primacy of anti-corruption over secularism.
Jun 28, 2017
Narendra Modi’s US visit underplayed issues of diaspora; tiptoeing Donald Trump could push away Indian caucusBy underplaying crucial issues that affect the Indian diaspora such as increasing restrictions on visa, Narendra Modi may have pushed away the Indian caucus that has always worked towards India's benefit
May 05, 2017
Muslim women activists say apart from triple talaq, issues like beef ban, riots harm communityActivists working for the welfare of Muslims said that apart from triple talaq, the community was grappling with several other serious issues.
Mar 30, 2017
Debate on minority rights in Kashmir pertinent, but govt must accommodate all ethnic groupsA mechanism to protect minority rights is very important in Kashmir but it must be based on a broad vision. It must not lead to the further squeezing of space to celebrate multiple identities and cultures.
Mar 15, 2017
India, Pakistan spar at UNHRC over Kashmir as New Delhi calls Islamabad 'world's terrorism factory'Minorities have held positions at the highest levels in India, including becoming presidents and vice-presidents, while Pakistan only has blasphemy laws for their minorities, India retorted at the ongoing session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
Feb 06, 2017
BJP and RSS targeting SCAM — SCs and minorities: Sitaram YechuryAttacking the BJP-led central government, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday alleged minorities and people belonging to the Scheduled Castes were being targeted by the Sangh Parivar outfits.
Aug 21, 2016
Centre committed to the development of minorities: Mukhtar Abbas NaqviUnion Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi expressed concern over the poor financial status of minorities in the country.