Minorities panel draws its remit

The National Commission of Minorities(NCM) sub committee in its report has said that it does not have the power to identify any community as minority. NCM had constituted a sub-committee.The committee was entrusted with the task of preparing a report to provide a) comprehensive definition of minority and b) criteria for determining minority status of… Continue reading Minorities panel draws its remit

Scholarship for Minorities: Central Govt

The Centre has announced scholarships for five crore students from minority communities in the next five years. Bridge courses will be provided to girls in eminent institutions of the country to bridge education and employment With an aim to modernise Madrassas, Madrassa teachers will be given training in English, Hindi, Maths, Computer, etc. Focus on… Continue reading Scholarship for Minorities: Central Govt

Religious freedom on the decline in India: U.S. panel

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), in its 2019 report, has said that there is an overall deterioration of religious freedom conditions in 2018 in India. USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission which seeks to defend the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad. USCIRF has placed… Continue reading Religious freedom on the decline in India: U.S. panel

NCM sets up new panel to define minority

The National Commission for Minorities has constituted a new sub-committee. The committee is entrusted with the task of preparing a report to provide a) comprehensive definition of minority and b) criteria for determining minority status of a community. The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) is a statutory body established under the National Commission for Minorities… Continue reading NCM sets up new panel to define minority