Minority Commission

  • Minorities' Commission talks tough, says Centre must ensure their safety September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: In wake of a slew of 'hate speeches' and the violence that followed in many states recently, the National Commission for Minorities' on Tuesday rapped the Central government seeking a public statement reassuring the minorities that their rights won't be compromised with. Passing a resolution in this concern, the...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Arrest warrant against 22 gangrape accused January 21, 2014

    A local court on Tuesday issued nonbailable warrant against 22 persons allegedly involved in five incidents of gangrape during Muzaffarnagar riots. Chief Judicial Magistrate Narender Kumar issued the arrest warrant against 22 accused, who are on the run, after Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the cases approached the court. The SIT had...
  • Government is responsible for safety of minorities: PM January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said that the government is responsible for the security to minorities in the country while addressing at the annual Conference of States Minorities Commission in New Delhi. Addressing the conference, Manmohan Singh said, "It is the responsibility of the government to ensure the...
  • Maharashtra minorities panel to act against 'No Muslims' flat sale ad November 8, 2013

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra state Minorities Commission has promised to take action against the broker who posted an advertisement for a flat saying Muslims not allowed. State Minorities Commission Chairperson Munaf Hakim said, "There are several cases of discrimination against minorities in housing that have come before. This discrimination has been...
  • TN: Minorities Commission to receive representations tomorrow September 2, 2013

    The Tamil Nadu State Minorities Commission would meet representatives of minority communities and the general public in Chennai district at the Collectoratate to receive their representations. The Commission's chairman Bishop M Prakash along with its members would meet representatives of minority educational institutions and the public to receive their representations and...
  • Maha Minorities panel wants NIA to probe Parbhani, Jalna blasts January 22, 2013

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Minorities Commission chief Munaf Hakim has reportedly written a letter to Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde asking for the Parbhani, Nanded and Jalna blast cases to be handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). In the letter that Hakim wrote last week, he said that the...
  • Minority Affairs Minister accused of corruption December 28, 2012

    Bangalore: There is trouble for Union Minority Affairs Minister Rahman Khan with the president of the Karnataka Minorities Commission filing a complaint against him alleging involvement in corruption. Karnataka Minority Commission chief Anwar Manippady has filed a complaint saying Khan is involved in financial irregularities worth over Rs 3500 crore. Notably,...
  • Wakf land scam: 'K'taka will have to take a call' March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: With a Karnataka governmentappointed panel unearthing an alleged scam with regard to Wakf land, Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid today said it is a state level issue and they would have to take a decision on it. However, if the state government wanted, it could refer the matter to...
  • Karnataka: Rs 2 lakh cr Wakf land scam surfaces March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A scam that reportedly threatens to be bigger than the 2G scam has emerged from Karnataka, promising to bring more trouble for the Congress. The State Minorities Commission has reportedly found that over 22 thousand properties owned by the Wakf Board was illegally encroached and sold over the...
  • Delhi Police files FIR against Swamy October 3, 2011

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has registered an FIR against Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy for writing an inflammatory article in a newspaper. The Crime Branch registered a case under Section 153A (spreading enmity between communities) of Indian Penal Code for his newspaper article in July this year, a senior police...
  • Hefty fine, jail soon for bias against minorities June 21, 2011

    The Government has proposed to empower the Minorities Commission with penal powers. ...
  • Minority commission seeks 10 pc job quota for Muslims December 18, 2009

    New Delhi: After a delay of 20 months since it was presented, the Government on Friday tabled in the Lok Sabha a report on the status of minorities in India that has recommended 10 per cent quota for Muslims the largest minority in the country in government jobs,...
  • MP govt proposes law to regulate Christian properties February 28, 2009

    Bhopal: On the eve of the general elections, yet another trump card of sorts being attempted by the BJP. This time in Madhya Pradesh. Shivraj Singh Chouhan's government has proposed a new law to regulate Christian properties and bringing churches to missionary schools under government control. The decision is already...
  • Ban Bajrang Dal and VHP, says minorities panel October 29, 2008

    New Delhi: The Bajrang Dal and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) must be banned and declared illegal, the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has said. "Communal organisations namely, VHP, Bajrang Dal and their ancillary outfits, should not only be banned but also declared illegal," said the commission in a report submitted...
  • Up in arms: Bajrang Dal dares Govt to ban it October 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Bajrang Dal, the youth wing of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), has dared the UPA Government to ban it, warning that the authorities would face the "consequences" if it was outlawed. "We will fight the ban and we will go to the people to explain the injustice done to...
  • Orissa: Maoists arrested, Christians hopeful October 7, 2008

    Orissa: Three Maoists were arrested in connection with the murder of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Swami Lakshmananda in Kandhamal district of Orissa. Sister Nirmala also says that the Orissa government is finally acting in Kandhamal but her views are not shared by the National Minorities Commission. Sister Nirmala has...
  • Ban Bajrang Dal, says national minorities panel October 5, 2008

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Minorities has recommended a ban on the Bajrang Dal for its alleged role in the attacks on churches in Karnataka. "The attacks on Christians and their institutions appear to have been wellplanned. The state (Karnataka) must keep a close watch on the activities of all...
  • National Wipes: What's making news January 17, 2008

    Heres what is making news across the country. ...
  • Orissa govt failed to protect Christians: panel January 17, 2008

    New Delhi: The attacks on Christians in Orissas Khandamal district in December were preplanned and the state government was negligent in controlling the violence, the National Minority Commission has said. Commission members Dilip Padgaonkar and Zoya Hasan, who toured Khandamal to probe allegations by Christians, said in Delhi on Thursday...
  • Hyderabad govt red faced over police torture of Muslims October 17, 2007

    Hyderabad: Rehana's brother Maqsood Ahmed was detained by the Hyderabad police as part of investigation into the terror attacks in the city. He was allegedly tortured while in police custody. A month later, acting on Rehana's complaint, the Andhra Pradesh Minorities Commission has arrived at a list of 20 Muslims,...
  • Ansari named UPALeft candidate for VicePresident poll July 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The UPALeft combine on Friday unanimously picked Mohd Hamid Ansari, a seasoned diplomat and a distinguished academic, as their candidate for the VicePresidential election scheduled for next month. 70yearold Ansari was chosen at a meeting of the ruling alliance and its supporting parties at the residence of Prime Minister...