SC issues notice to Centre over plea challenging constitutionality of minority commission, welfare schemes for religious minorities
The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre over a petition challenging the validity of the National Commission for Minorities Act of 1992. The petition claimed that the government is spending Rs 4,800 crore towards "imparting skills to members of minority communities and promoting their culture".
In Lucknow jail since 19 December, Sadaf Jafar, 6 activists to spend New Year under arrest: Bail pleas filed in sessions court
Bail pleas were filed in the sessions court of Lucknow for teacher-artist-activist Sadaf Jafar, former IPS Officer SR Darapuri and five others on Tuesday. Jafar and others have been lodged in a Lucknow jail since 19 December, 2019 when she was arrested while capturing videos of the protests taking place at Parivartan Chowk in Lucknow as aprt of the Anti-CAA protests.
National Commission for Minorities team to visit Jammu and Kashmir in September to ‘understand’ development issues post scrapping of Article 370
A high-level team of the National Commission for Minorities will visit Jammu and Kashmir in September to have a dialogue with the locals and to understand development issues after provisions of Article 370 were abrogated, the Commission's chairman said on Thursday.
Highlights of Narendra Modi's speech on J&K, Ladakh: PM promises 'good governance,' says Article 370 only gave rise to terrorism
Narendra Modi, in his speech on Thursday, made repeated references to how 'dynastic politics' was stifling the development of Jammu and Kashmir
Early resolution of Ayodhya dispute will benefit both Hindus and Muslims, says Minorities Commission chief Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi
National Commission for Minorities chairperson Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi said on Thursday that no hindrance should be created in the hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title dispute in the Supreme Court, saying the earliest resolution of it will benefit both Hindus and Muslims.
Sweepers Lane, known to the local people as Them Metor, is located in the commercial area of Shillong near Iewduh — one of the busiest markets in the northeast.
Attorney General KK Venugopal in SC complained that J&K govt has opted to go back on its word to set up a minority commission in state
Winter Session of Parliament: Rajya Sabha adjourned four times amid uproar over Bhima-Koregaon violence, triple talaq bill
The Parliament saw a stormy session on Wednesday with the Rajya Sabha being adjourned four times amidst uproar on Maharashtra bandh and triple talaq bill.
Stating that some people had objections to his recent comment that terror has no religion, Venkaiah Naidu said, "Anybody who is taking the name of religion and choosing the path of terror is against humanity. This is what I meant."
Secularism is "safe" in India because it is in the DNA of its people, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday and stressed
Triple talaq still followed by many, law needed for benefit of Muslim community: Minorities Commission
Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi, has said a law is important "to create fear" among those still following triple talaq
Attacking the National Commission for Minorities' (NCM's) move to start a helpline for Muslims, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Monday demanded that the commission, as well as the Ministry of Minority Affairs, should be scrapped.
Champions Trophy 2017: Those who celebrated Pakistan win should go there, says minorities commission chief
National Commission for Minorities chairman Gairul Hasan Rizvi said those who celebrated Pakistan's victory in Champions trophy should go and live there
NCM chairman Gairul Hasan Rizvi on Tuesday favoured according the minority community status to Kashmiri Pandits and said he would take up the matter with the Centre.
Facing flak from the opposition over vacancies in the National Commission for Minorities (NCM), the Centre has appointed five members to the panel. The NCM, which has the responsibility of protecting interests of the minority communities, was left with no member in March in 2017.
Union ministries have held a meeting with Jammu and Kashmir government to find a solution to issues, including whether the 68 percent Muslims in the state can be regarded as minority and can avail benefits under that category, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday.
Communal incidents have declined significantly since the Narendra Modi dispensation assumed office and no major episode occurred in nearly 32 months, said Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
The National Commission for Minorities issued a notice to JNU authorities over a professor's alleged remarks calling Dalits, Muslim teachers anti-national.
Official sources said NCM is presently studying reports of its member, who had visited the victims, and local administration before deciding on its next course of action.
National Commission for Minorities has expressed concern over the delay in arrest of Muzaffarnagar riots accused and said it was a necessary step towards restoring confidence among the riot victims.