Matters related to citizenship are handled by the Centre but it can delegate powers to state officials. Now the Ministry of Home Affairs has empowered two districts in Gujarat to give citizenship to minority communities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan under the Citizenship Act, 1955
The issue of one parent converting a child's religion without the other's permission has become another battleground between increasingly vocal Islamist hardliners and those seeking to defend the rights of minorities
There should be long-term steps to ensure that minorities, including Hindus, are not subjected to attacks, said ISKCON Kolkata vice president Radharamn Das. A 200-strong mob vandalised ISKCON temple in Dhaka on 17 March
Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said that the party wants the safety of minorities in both India and Bangladesh
According to a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, there are only two women judges in the Supreme Court and 78 in various high courts of the country.
Cow vigilantism, deconstructed: What Gau Premi, a new documentary, found by trailing a group of 'rakshaks' in Gujarat
Gau Premi, shot in Gujarat’s Rajkot, captures how cow vigilantes prowl the streets at night in coordinated attempts to catch ‘smugglers’. They see themselves as eradicating a societal “disease”.
Lin-Manuel Miranda weighs on Hamilton release on Disney+, and Donald Trump's criticism of Broadway show
Hamilton is a Broadway musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, which talks about American history and identity, slavery and immigration.
As #PublishingPaidMe trends, authors share race-based pay gap and publishers vow to improve diversity
Using #PublishingPaidMe authors and book publishing employees are speaking out against the homogeneity of their industry and how much writers of colour are paid, issues that are gaining urgency as protests against systemic racism continue around the US.
Before the USCIRF gets trigger-happy in condemning India's treatment of minority communities, it would do well to peek into its own hate-filled backyard
The Union government has done well to dismiss the conclusions of the USCIRF, given the track record of the United States in treating its own minorities
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu says secularism ingrained in every Indian, minorities more secure here than in other countries
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said secularism is in the blood and veins of every Indian and minorities are more secure in India than in any other country even as he asked some countries to refrain from advising India on its internal affairs.
NRC in Assam ‘targeting religious minorities, rendering Muslims stateless’, says US commission on religious freedom
Prepared by policy analyst Harrison Akins, USCIRF alleged that following August 2019 release of NRC, BJP government has taken steps that 'reflect an anti-Muslim bias'
'There are over 16 crore Muslims, why are they scared, other minorities aren't,' asks RSS leader Krishna Gopal
Gopal said all other minorities which are lesser in number compared to Muslims feel secure in India
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During "Mann ki Baat", Modi talked about the Emergency, but he laid emphasis on the common people and not those who were responsible for it.
Modi government 2.0: PM urges BJP leaders, allies to win faith of minorities as part of endeavour for 'sabka vishwas'
At the NDA meeting at the Parliament Central Hall, Narendra Modi urged BJP leaders and allies to work on getting rid of fear and distrust among minorities and make no distinction among castes and communities.
Modi received a standing ovation from the MPs present at the Parliament House on two occasions — when he first entered the hall, and when he rose to make his speech.
Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan demanded that all political parties commit to 50 percent reservation for women in the Assembly and Parliament
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns India over 'divisive' policies, harassment of minorities, particularly Muslims
Bachelet said in her annual report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that minorities, in particular Muslims and people from historically disadvantaged and marginalised groups, such as Dalits and Adivasis were being targeted.
Five years after Lokpal Act came into force, Centre seeks applications for anti-corruption body chief, members
The government has sought applications for chairman and members of anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal, nearly five years after the Lokpal Act came into force, officials said Wednesday.
Don't deny students, candidates right to wear hijab, carry kirpan: Delhi minorities body tells govt departments
The Delhi Minorities Commission has asked city government departments to allow minorities to wear dresses and carry articles as per their religious beliefs when appearing in recruitment and academic tests.
NIA arrests in Jafrabad: Callous handling of crimes in minority-dominated areas adds to victimisation, alienation
There are many Jafrabad-like neighbourhoods in urban India, and callous handling of incidents like Wednesday's NIA raids in North East Delhi could push them further away from the mainstream