minorities

Government welfare hostels in Tiruchy ill-maintained, no food too, rue college students

While complaints include damaged doors, poor electricity wiring and water supply, students residing in BC welfare hostels rue of even food shortage in the mess.

published on : 28th July 2022

Reach out to the marginalised among minorities: PM Modi

Prime Minister also gives a clarion call to the party to work tirelessly to “free India from the dynastic politics of some parties’’ for “Ek Bharat, Shreshtra Bharat” 

published on : 4th July 2022

Udaipur murder: NHRC chief bats for religious harmony; minority panel condemns the crime 

The NHRC chief cited Mahatma Gandhi, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Paramahansa, and Dayanand Saraswati, and added 'we have to remember Akbar also'.

published on : 30th June 2022

NCM seeks report from Delhi chief secretary on complaint against Kiran Bedi for 'joke' on Sikhs

A controversy had erupted after a video of the former IPS officer purportedly cracking a '12'o clock' joke on Sikhs at the launch of her book 'Fearless Governance' on Monday went viral.

published on : 15th June 2022

National Commission for Minorities chairperson meets inter-faith leaders, discusses 'peace'

Lalpura on Friday held a meeting with different religious leaders and discussed ways to maintain peace and harmony within these communities.

published on : 3rd June 2022

UN rights envoy Michelle Bachelet defends controversial China visit

Michelle Bachelet's long-planned trip this week has taken her to the far-western region, where Beijing is accused of the detention of over a million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.

published on : 28th May 2022

‘Remove discriminatory kirpan norms in flights’: NCM to Aviation Ministry

NCM chief Iqbal Singh Lalpura said when an international flight lands in Delhi and it has to proceed to Amritsar, those boarding here are not allowed to carry the kirpan.

published on : 27th May 2022

China's Xinjiang crackdown under scrutiny ahead of UN rights chief visit

Hopes of a thorough investigation into rights abuses have given way to concern among rights advocates that the ruling Communist Party will use the visit to whitewash its alleged atrocities.

published on : 22nd May 2022

Two Sikh traders shot dead in Pakistan; SGPC, political leaders condemn the incident

Punjab Chief Minster Bhagwant Mann has also condemned the incident and urged the external affairs minister to speak to Pakistan.

published on : 15th May 2022

Hold consultations with states on issue of identification of minorities: SC to Centre

The Centre had in March said that it was for the states and UTs to take a call on whether or not to grant minority status to Hindus and other communities where they are less in numbers.

published on : 10th May 2022

Are Hindus a minority in 10 states? SC to hear matter on Tuesday

The apex court had earlier granted four weeks to the Centre to respond to a plea, which has sought directions for framing of guidelines for the identification of minorities at the state level.

published on : 10th May 2022

NCM seeks report from Punjab chief secretary over Bagga 'not allowed' to wear turban during arrest

Tajinder Bagga's father Preetpal Singh has alleged that Punjab Police personnel punched him in the face and did not even allow his son to wear a turban while they were arresting him.

published on : 7th May 2022

Triple talaqs have dipped after enactment of law against it: Minority panel chief

Speaking to reporters in Bhopal, NCM member Syed Shahezadi said she had held talks with Muslim women over triple talaq and other concerns.

published on : 7th May 2022

Centre criticises Kerala over aid for minorities

On a two-day visit to the state, Barla was in the capital to meet representatives of various Christian groups.

published on : 29th April 2022

Eminent citizens call out violence against minorities

"As part of the anti-minority agenda, even Christians have been targeted by the state machinery...,” the letter read.  

published on : 20th April 2022

Uttar Pradesh: Right-wing activists set houses on fire, accuses Muslim man of kidnapping Hindu woman

Police arrested eight people involved in the mob attack, which they said was carried out by members of a group known as 'Dharam Jagran Samanvay Sangh'.

published on : 15th April 2022

Security agencies will handle attacks on minorities in Kashmir: Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju

The Union minister said that there were still some incidents of violence in Kashmir but such things are common to the entire country.

published on : 14th April 2022

Minorities panel issues notice to civic bodies over meat shop order

The panel took suo motu cognisance of the matter based on news reports.

published on : 8th April 2022

Delhi minorities panel issues show-cause notice to mayors of three corporations on meat ban issue

The Delhi Minorities Commission has sought a detailed report within 24 hours and asked the mayors to appear before it on Friday.

published on : 7th April 2022

Bangladeshi police arrest constable who assaulted Hindu woman for wearing bindi

Meanwhile, the incident has sparked several protests throughout the country, with several organisations demonstrating and demanding that the police personnel be brought to justice.

published on : 4th April 2022
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