Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy, keeping up his promise on revamping the cabinet, has reconstituted it. CM Jagan Reddy announced to increase the representation of SC, ST, Other Backward Castes (OBC) and minorities to 68%. Earlier, there were seven members from OBCs, five from SCs and one from STs. There will now be 11-17 member from the backward classes, five from SCs and one from STs.
The National Commission of Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) requested the government to implement the Right to Education and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan campaign in minority schools. The NCPCR said ''minority schools are outside the purview of the RTE Act'' as no action will be taken against them for not admitting students from such backgrounds. Overall, 62.50% of students from such schools belong to non-minority communities, the report said.
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Referring to the unrest in South Africa, South Africa’s minority front leader Shameen Thakur Rajbansi has claimed the "Indian community is devastated." The Indians in the country believe in “non-violence” but are often looked upon as targets by the South Africans. She stated that for protection they have to keep in possession cricket bats. Besides, the riots in the country began with former President Zuma’s arrest.
Justice Mahmud Jamal, the first official SC's Judge who belongs to a minority background in the history of Canada. However, Jamal was appointed on June 15 by the PM Justin Trudeau. Earlier, the PM had said, "We know people are facing systemic discrimination, unconscious bias and anti-black racism every single day," Besides, the 54-year-old has served as a judge at Ontario's Court of Appeal since 2019.
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Kerala's Minister of Higher Education and Minority Welfare, Dr. K T Jaleel resigned on April 13 after the Lokayukta booked him for abuse of power. Reportedly, the anti-corruption ombudsman accused him of nepotism after Jaleel appointed his second cousin in the Kerala State Minority Development Finance Corporation. However, over opposition’s resignation demand, Jaleel posted… read-more
A study by the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) stated that of all students in higher education institutes, only 7.55% come from minority communities. Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the government would focus on state-sponsored scholarships and improve distance learning portals like SWAYAM to make education available to minorities. Reportedly, the government will issue the University Grants Commission (UGC)… read-more
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The Centre has provided Indian citizenship certificate to 64 Sindhi people who moved to Indore from Pakistan. Thanking the government, a grantee Pardeep Lajomal Talreja said he and his family were living in India as a refugee since 2008. Besides, Talreja mentioned how he was victimised of the atrocities faced in Pakistan along with other minority communities. Reportedly, BJP MP Shankar Lalwani helped the refugees in receiving Indian… read-more
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For the first time since independence, the Bihar Cabinet will be devoid of the members from minorities including Muslims. Until now, the state cabinet had always at least one Muslim member. However, no Muslim candidate of the NDA alliance could win the election this time. Former Minority Welfare Minister Firoz Ahmad also lost his constituency. JD(U)'s minority cell president Tanweer Akhtar said, "the Muslim community did not do justice with… read-more
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The CBI will now probe into the Centre’s pre-Matric scholarship scam spread across many states. "The scope of the scam" in the scheme, which has an annual budget of Rs 1400 crore, has compelled the Minority Ministry to handover the case to CBI. Allegedly the nexus of middlemen, bank employees and school… read-more
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Chinese authorities have removed the domes and minarets of Nanguan Mosque in Ninxia province and whitewashed the building. The images went viral after British diplomat in China, Christina Scott tweeted the images with a “depressing” remark. Prohibiting visitors, the name of the mosque at the entrance has been rewritten in Chinese. Known for suppressing religious-minorities including Christianity and Uyghur Muslims, a similar change was also… read-more
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