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BJP says Ashok Gehlot govt in minority, accuses it of intimidating MLAs

The BJP claims that the Rajasthan government is in a minority after Sachin Pilot’s rebellion.
Leader of opposition in the Rajasthan assembly Gulab Chand Kataria said the BJP will not insist on a floor test for the Congress government.(ANI)
Leader of opposition in the Rajasthan assembly Gulab Chand Kataria said the BJP will not insist on a floor test for the Congress government.(ANI)
Published on Jul 15, 2020 06:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Markaz connection: Minorities at receiving end in Mohali, teen’s burial delayed, Kolkata family harassed

The burial of a 16-year-old young girl was delayed in Kharar in one instance and in the other a family that had rushed to Mohali from Kolkata to attend to a gravely ill relative had to move to a guest house in Chandigarh after neighbours objected to their renting a house in the area.
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Published on Apr 08, 2020 01:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByShailee Dogra, Mohali

India’s neighbours have persecuted minorities. It is time to give them justice

Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan have a record of mistreating minorities. The CAB will end their suffering
If this bill becomes legislation, it would provide a long overdue relief to non-Muslim refugees from these countries(PTI)
If this bill becomes legislation, it would provide a long overdue relief to non-Muslim refugees from these countries(PTI)
Updated on Dec 10, 2019 06:25 PM IST
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ByRajiv Tuli

UGC increases fellowship amount for SC, OBC, and minorities

The University Grants Commission has increased the fellowship amount awarded to SC, OBC and minorities.
UGC increases fellowship amount for SC, OBC, and minorities.(HT file)
UGC increases fellowship amount for SC, OBC, and minorities.(HT file)
Updated on Nov 17, 2019 10:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAkhilesh Nagari

In Assam, BJP set to do well in minority dominated pockets predict locals

The four constituencies including Sonari, Ratabari, Rangapara and Jania will vote on Monday.
After the Lok Sabha polls, a section of people realized that since they cannot defeat the BJP they should side with it, locals said.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
After the Lok Sabha polls, a section of people realized that since they cannot defeat the BJP they should side with it, locals said.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 20, 2019 09:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Malala tweets on Kashmir, BJP lawmaker reminds her about minorities in Pak

BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje asked Malala Yousufzai to speak about persecution of minority girls in Pakistan.
On Sunday, a BJP leader took to Twitter to remind Malala of the persecution of girls of the minority communities in Pakistan. (Photo @Malala)
On Sunday, a BJP leader took to Twitter to remind Malala of the persecution of girls of the minority communities in Pakistan. (Photo @Malala)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 05:02 PM IST
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Minorities feel safe in India, unlike Pakistan: Rajnath Singh

“Human rights violation are going on since long in Pakistan. Those who went to Pakistan after partition are still insulted and termed “Muhajir”. While in India all people feel safe and are respected,” tweeted Rajnath Singh.
Singh also asserted that while in India minorities feel safe and secure, those who went to Pakistan after partition are discriminated against till date and are called ‘Muhajir’.(Photo by Sant Arora/Hindustan Times)
Singh also asserted that while in India minorities feel safe and secure, those who went to Pakistan after partition are discriminated against till date and are called ‘Muhajir’.(Photo by Sant Arora/Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 15, 2019 11:59 AM IST
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‘Minorities safer under Modi’: BJP’s response to lynching allegations

Five years back it was said that Christians will be beaten up and churches will be burnt once the BJP comes to power, he said.
Alphons, who was a minister in the first term of the BJP government but was not made a minister in Modi-2.0 government, targeted the Congress saying if it wants to live in a make- believe world, history will write it off.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Alphons, who was a minister in the first term of the BJP government but was not made a minister in Modi-2.0 government, targeted the Congress saying if it wants to live in a make- believe world, history will write it off.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 01:30 PM IST
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Can Modi win the minorities’ trust?

To underline his commitment to win the trust of minorities, he added the words sab ka vishwas (everyone’s trust) to the slogan he coined after the 2014 election, sabka sath, sab ka vikas (together with all, development for all). In the end Modi will be judged by his words
Will he now rein in his colleagues who are prone to hate speak? When he speaks from the Red Fort on August 15, will there be more welcome surprises for the minorities?(AFP)
Will he now rein in his colleagues who are prone to hate speak? When he speaks from the Red Fort on August 15, will there be more welcome surprises for the minorities?(AFP)
Updated on Jun 15, 2019 10:36 PM IST
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Will keep protecting minorities, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Vidyasagar’s statue was destroyed after a college named after him was ransacked on May 14 in the violence that followed BJP chief Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata. Both the BJP and Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders blamed each other for vandalising the statue.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reinstalls a bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar at Vidyasagar College that replaces one vandalized recently, in Kolkata, West Bengal.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reinstalls a bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar at Vidyasagar College that replaces one vandalized recently, in Kolkata, West Bengal.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 11, 2019 11:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

Define ‘minority’: Supreme Court asks panel to review state-wise populations

The Supreme Court has directed the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) to “consider” a representation to include Hindus as minorities in eight states of the country.
The Supreme Court has directed the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) to “consider” a representation to include Hindus as minorities in eight states of the country.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court has directed the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) to “consider” a representation to include Hindus as minorities in eight states of the country.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 12, 2019 07:55 AM IST
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Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s remark on minorities an insult: Government

Addressing a ceremony, Khan said his government would ensure equal status and rights to minorities in Pakistan, and would not allow them to be treated as “second class citizens” like minorities of India.
India on Saturday rejected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s remarks that members of Indian minorities are treated like “second class citizens”, saying they were an “egregious insult” to all Indians.(AP)
India on Saturday rejected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s remarks that members of Indian minorities are treated like “second class citizens”, saying they were an “egregious insult” to all Indians.(AP)
Published on Feb 09, 2019 11:37 PM IST
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First national skills university for minorities to come up at Aurangabad

Sudhir Mungantiwar, state finance minister, informed MLA Imtiaz Jaleel that 100 acres has been finalised for the proposed university and that an allocation of 100 crore has also been made for the same.
A delegation led by Mungantiwar (in picture), accompanied by MLA Imtiaz Jaleel, officials from the state minority department and Aurangabad district collector, will soon meet Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Union minister for minorities to take the project forward.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)
A delegation led by Mungantiwar (in picture), accompanied by MLA Imtiaz Jaleel, officials from the state minority department and Aurangabad district collector, will soon meet Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Union minister for minorities to take the project forward.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 03:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

‘Pakistan will treat minorities as equals’: Imran Khan’s latest jibe at India

The controversy over the issue started when actor Naseeruddin Shah lamented the rise of mob violence in India over cow vigilantism and expressed fear over rising religious intolerance in the country.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday again tried to compare the treatment of minorities in his country and India, saying these communities would be treated as equal citizens in “Naya Pakistan”, “unlike what is happening in India”.(AP)
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday again tried to compare the treatment of minorities in his country and India, saying these communities would be treated as equal citizens in “Naya Pakistan”, “unlike what is happening in India”.(AP)
Updated on Dec 25, 2018 07:23 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByIndo Asian News Service

Make Purnia University a centre of excellence, says Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar inaugurated the administrative building of Purnia University, senate hall, badminton court, seminar hall and released a souvenir on Monday.
Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar inaugurated the administrative building of Purnia University on Monday.(HT Photos)
Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar inaugurated the administrative building of Purnia University on Monday.(HT Photos)
Published on Oct 30, 2018 04:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAditya Nath Jha

Government approves granting citizenship to minorities from neighbouring countries

Congress alleged that the move to grant citizenship to minorities was aimed at garnering votes in the upcoming assembly elections in five states.
Congress alleged the move was aimed at garnering votes in the upcoming assembly elections in five states.(AFP)
Congress alleged the move was aimed at garnering votes in the upcoming assembly elections in five states.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 07:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondents

At least 23 killed in violence targeting minorities in Ethiopia

Locals said shops were looted and people attacked by Oromo youth who stormed through streets targeting businesses and homes of ethnic minorities. The violence escalated on Saturday after two days of sporadic attacks in several areas northwest of Addis Ababa.
Ethiopia’s Oromo community celebrates the return of the leadership of Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) at Mesquel Square in Addis Ababa.(AFP)
Ethiopia’s Oromo community celebrates the return of the leadership of Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) at Mesquel Square in Addis Ababa.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 09:30 PM IST
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Study reveals discrimination of gender, sexual minorities

The study was conducted in five areas — health, education, housing, public spaces and political formations—by researchers across the country.
A study has revealed discriminations faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other persons of non-normative genders and sexualities.(File Photo)
A study has revealed discriminations faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other persons of non-normative genders and sexualities.(File Photo)
Published on Jun 29, 2018 10:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByDhamini Ratnam

Two Iftars, two approaches towards minorities

The Congress and the BJP are engaging differently with minorities
New Delhi: Former president Pranab Mukherjee during the Iftar party hosted by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in New Delhi on Wednesday, June 13, 2018(PTI)
New Delhi: Former president Pranab Mukherjee during the Iftar party hosted by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in New Delhi on Wednesday, June 13, 2018(PTI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 09:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Justice Rajinder Sachar: A prominent champion of minorities and human rights

The Sachar Report provi-ded exhaustive evidence on Muslim socio-economic conditions: although rural Muslims were less poor than tho- se in urban areas, their poverty rate of 38% in the countryside was even higher than that of the Scheduled Castes.
Justice Rajinder Sachar is swearing by Lt Governor MMK Wali as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court -(HT File Photo)
Justice Rajinder Sachar is swearing by Lt Governor MMK Wali as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court -(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 11:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

On Ambedkar Jayanti, UN sees protests by Sikhs over atrocities against minorities

About 25 Sikhs, some wearing black turbans and others black bands, held up posters and silently turned their backs on India’s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin as he spoke on Friday.
The United Nations flag flies in front of the Secretariat Building at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.(Reuters file photo)
The United Nations flag flies in front of the Secretariat Building at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2018 12:53 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service, United Nations | ByIndo Asian News Service

Maharashtra govt to set up minorities commissionerate: minister Kamble

The Maharashtra minorities commissionerate will be headed by minorities commissioner of IAS rank officer and will have under its wings Maulana Azad Minorities Financial Development Corporation (MAMFDC), Maharashtra State Board of Wakfs, Maharashtra State Haj Committee, Maharashtra State Urdu Academy and Maharashtra State Minorities Commission. 
According to minister of state for minority department Dilip Kamble, the funds for the commissionerate will be drawn from the annual Rs 350 crore corpus of the minorities department and the new set up will be ready in the next two months.(HT PHOTO)
According to minister of state for minority department Dilip Kamble, the funds for the commissionerate will be drawn from the annual Rs 350 crore corpus of the minorities department and the new set up will be ready in the next two months.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 02:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

Campus Connect: English-speaking Indians still a minority, says vice-president, M Venkaiah Naidu

Vice-president of India, M Venkaiah Naidu, stressed need to use local languages more
(From left) Girish Bapat, guardian minister; Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil, founder, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth; M Venkaiah Naidu, vicepresident; Adv Vishnu Patekar, president, Guru Seva Mandal; PD Patil, chancellor, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth and Somnath Patil, secretary, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth at the 9th convocation programme of Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
(From left) Girish Bapat, guardian minister; Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil, founder, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth; M Venkaiah Naidu, vicepresident; Adv Vishnu Patekar, president, Guru Seva Mandal; PD Patil, chancellor, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth and Somnath Patil, secretary, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth at the 9th convocation programme of Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 09:46 PM IST
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