No atmosphere of fear or insecurity among minorities, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

"I do not think there is fear or insecurity among minorities. But whatever incidents are taking place, be it small or big, be it a criminal conspiracy, in no way it is justified. Action should be taken as per law against them," Naqvi said in a meeting.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:June 29, 2017 3:40 pm
lynching, haryana lynching, ballabhgarh lynching, mukhtar abbas naqvi, modi government, kashmir lynching, jharkhand lynching, indian express news, india news Naqvi reiterated the Modi government’s commitment for inclusive growth and creating an atmosphere of trust among the communities.

Amid reports of alleged lynching attacks targeting minorities, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said there was no atmosphere of fear or insecurity prevailing among the community. Suspecting the role of some “hostile forces” behind such incidents, the Minister of State for Minority Affairs said such “tactics” will not be allowed to succeed. He, however, stressed that the incidents cannot be justified and pitched for tough action against the perpetrators.

Naqvi reiterated the Modi government’s commitment for inclusive growth and creating an atmosphere of trust among the communities. He said safety of every section of the society was “equally important for” for the Centre. “I do not think there is fear or insecurity among minorities. But whatever incidents are taking place, be it small or big, be it a criminal conspiracy, in no way it is justified. Action should be taken as per law against them,” Naqvi said after attending the 76th meeting of Central Waqf Council.

On asked which forces were behind such incidents, Naqvi did not name any. He, however, added that be it political organisations or individuals, the state governments (given law and order is a state subject) concerned were taking “immediate and effective” action against the people involved.

“The governments of Rajasthan, Haryana and Jharkhand have without wasting any time taken action against such people. I myself had spoken to the chief ministers and officials of these states,” he said. Speaking during the meeting, the Union minister said his ministry had been working towards socio-economic- educational empowerment of all the notified minorities — Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Sikh, Parsi and Jain — effectively as a “mission and commitment”.

The minister said the measures the Centre had taken during the last three years of its rule were a reflection of its “empowerment without appeasement” policy, which he added, has created an “atmosphere of development and trust”. Naqvi said his ministry had been successful in enabling the poor, backward and weaker sections of the minorities to get their share of mainstream development through “3Es: education, employment and empowerment.”

He also listed a range of schemes the government had been implementing for the welfare of the minorities. Earlier this month, 17-year-old Junaid Khan was stabbed to death onboard a train between Delhi and Mathura. The group of attackers had allegedly hurled communal slurs and attacked the victim after an altercation over seats.

A few days ago, over a 100-strong mob attacked a Muslim man on the suspicion of slaughtering a cow after finding the carcass of a bovine near his house in Giridih district of Jharkhand. In April, 55-year-old Pehlu Khan was killed allegedly by cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar while he was transporting cows for his small dairy farm.

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    rajen
    Jul 1, 2017 at 3:18 pm
    this bugger is mad. may god forgive him for he knows not what he is speaking about. he is not worth a dime. i feel sorry for his mother .
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      s s nair
      Jun 30, 2017 at 5:35 am
      There is fear since you came to power. There is undeclared emergency in the country.
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        Barb Dewyre
        Jun 30, 2017 at 12:55 am
        At least Junaid wore his iden y boldly and paid for it with his life. Naqvi is a jaichand of the Muslims.
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          Sunder
          Jun 29, 2017 at 11:31 pm
          What inspiring words ! Wonder how much they pay him to be the straw-man within the BJP Govt.
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            MAMUTTY CHOLA
            Jun 29, 2017 at 11:27 pm
            Only a blind will say there is no fear and intolerance in the country .Then what was the need to for PM to condemn the on going lynchings in country, that too under mounting public resentment.The statement of Naqvi is highly improper.He must apologize to victims of families for inhuman statement.
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              meriawaazsunoa
              Jun 29, 2017 at 10:41 pm
              jhutta hai ,,,yeh bjp ka chamcha
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                Sankaran Krishnan
                Jun 29, 2017 at 4:17 pm
                It is the so called Politicians in the name of secularism shedding crocodile tears as if minorities are feeling insecurity whereas for the alst 70 years it is the so called Congress which ruled the Country and as well most of the States had not done anything towards Minority other than exploiting them for the purpose of elections every time and the minorities also fall prey to their voices and now understood about the secular parties !!!
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                  Taaza Khabar
                  Jun 30, 2017 at 6:23 am
                  Poda mone Sankaran Krishnan. AC cabin vit u Porthu va pinne enda aavundu nu ariyu
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