Latest News on Minorities
Showing of 0 - 10 from 136 results
Minorities - Total results - 136
Feb 03, 2018
Rajasthan bypoll results: Congress' 3-0 win is result of BJP's inability to tame unruly saffron groups unleashing violenceWhile any other government would have expressed deep shock and dismay over the horrific incidents, the Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan has largely remained unperturbed, a trait of indifference to near-anarchic conditions demonstrated by several other BJP-led governments
Jan 28, 2018
Facing backlash, Karnataka government modifies circular directing withdrawal of cases against minority communityAmid growing criticism, the Karnataka government has decided to amend its earlier circular and replace the words "innocent minorities" with "all innocent".
Dec 28, 2017
Activists urge govt to drop controversial provisions from Haj guidelines against differently-abled peopleA rights body wrote to Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, urging him to drop some provisions from government's guidelines for Haj pilgrims.
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.
Nov 26, 2017
Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Congress, BJP target each other other's vote banks with communally-charged campaignsIn what is increasingly veering towards a tight battle with the Congress playing the caste card as well if not better than the BJP, the ruling party is realising to its chagrin that there can be no pariahs in this poll, where every vote will count
Nov 25, 2017
Delhi police employs less than four percent people from minority communities, says Delhi Minorities Commission reportThe Delhi Police, having a strength of around 80,000 personnel, employs less than four percent of members from minority communities in its ranks
Nov 22, 2017
Facebook allowed housing advertisers to discriminate target audiences on the basis of raceUnder its own policies, Facebook should have flagged these ads and prevented the posting of some of them. Instead, Facebook called it a "technical failure".
Nov 17, 2017
Union minister Giriraj Singh says democracy is safe in India as long as Hindus remain in majorityUnion minister Giriraj Singh has said democracy is "safe" in the country as long as Hindus remain in the majority.
Nov 11, 2017
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says 'disease of appeasement' harmed minorities, lauds Narendra Modi govt for ensuring empowermentUnion minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday alleged that the "disease of appeasement" has severely affected empowerment of minorities and they were "exploited" by "so-called political champions of secularism" for the last several decades.
Oct 20, 2017
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi greets Hindus on Diwali, says Pakistan committed to protecting rights of minoritiesThe Pakistan government is committed to protecting the rights of the minorities and promoting a society free from any discrimination, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said as he greeted the Hindu community on the occasion of Diwali.