December 01, 2019 2:45 pm
The minister said that for Muslims the important issue is not just "Babri (mosque) but barabari (equality)" in areas of education and economic and social upliftment.
September 16, 2019 8:36 pm
Isolated in the entire world due to its "nefarious designs", Pakistan is now looking for a safety cover for its "terror factory by hypocritically shouting that Islam is in danger", the minister said.
August 31, 2019 5:23 pm
He said "inclusive growth" and "development with dignity" of all sections, including minorities, is the priority of the Modi government.
August 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Naqvi said the team will also visit Jammu and Ladakh at a later date. The team will look at all possibilities of social-economic development projects, he said.
August 25, 2019 1:27 pm
The minister also said "precautions" taken in J&K are targeted at a "handful of separatists" who can mislead the people. "It is the job of a responsible government to not allow any misinformation campaign to be run," he said.
August 22, 2019 5:28 pm
July 25, 2019 4:39 am
The letter, dated July 23, maintained that there is “no democracy without dissent”, and that people should not be branded as “anti-nationals” or “urban Naxals” for voicing dissent.
July 11, 2019 8:10 pm
"There are 13,555 educational institutions which have been granted minority status by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) till July 2, 2019," Naqvi said
June 29, 2019 5:53 pm
"Lynching is a criminal subject. It should not be given a communal colour. It is highly condemnable and no one should politicise it," the Minority Affairs Minister said.
June 25, 2019 10:30 pm
Eleven people have been arrested in connection with Ansari's death and a special investigation team has been set up to look into the matter.
June 09, 2019 6:38 am
BJP leaders and Union Ministers Shahnawaaz Hussain and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi hosted Eid celebration programme at their respective residences in New Delhi. Their celebrations were attended by their fellow BJP leaders as well as leaders from other parties.
February 28, 2016 2:27 pm
Mumbai, Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said the gangrapes, which took place during the Jat agitation in Murthal is highly condemnable, adding that stringent action must be taken against the accused. Congress leader Shobha Oza accused the Haryana Government and police of attempting to cover up the incident. She said this attitude reflects the incapability of the government. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon echoing similar sentiments said that such cases are a disgrace to the country. He added it is the obligation of the police to maintain law and order and if such has happened then they must be held accountable
February 17, 2016 8:07 am
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): Condemning the protests in Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said strict actions should be taken against people involved in anti-national activities but sedition charges should not be put against them as it fulfils their aspirations of gaining popularity. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majid Memon also condemned the protests in educational institutions. Meanwhile, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi emphasised on the need for the Jadavpur University students to come forward and identify the anti-social elements prevalent in the campus.
February 16, 2016 6:55 am
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Lashing out at the NDA Government and Delhi Police, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) general secretary Tariq Anwar said the present BJP-led NDA Government is bothering the university students without any prior investigation. Meanwhile, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said all parties should stand up together against the anti-national elements responsible for the recent Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) issue.
January 25, 2016 11:50 am
Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) JD(U) leader KC Tyagi on Monday held Bharatiya Janata Party responsible for political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh. He said the move is against the spirit of co-operative federalism. Attacking the BJP, Congress leader PL Punia said recommendation of the President rule in Arunachal pradesh is the "murder of democracy". BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi countered the statements and said the Centre has taken this step as the state is in a "constitutional trouble".
January 22, 2016 10:20 am
New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Reacting to Karan Johar's remark that freedom of expression in India is the 'biggest joke' Minister of State for Minority Affairs and BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said those questioning tolerance are ignorant and have no knowledge of Indian culture. He said India is the only country where the intolerance power is so high and whosoever is raising questions has no knowledge about county's rituals. Minister of State for Culture and Tourism and Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said no country is as tolerant as India. Meanwhile, Congress leader Manish Tewari said ever since BJP has come into power, everyone thinks they are not allowed to speak their ”Mann Ki Baat”. He added that except Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, who is supporting BJP, all the artists are against BJP's theory.
January 19, 2016 9:03 am
New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Tuesday alleged that Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya was somewhere "anti-Dalit" in nature. He said the reason behind the Dalit student suicide has not been clearly stated. He added that the Congress has always tried to be with the downtrodden at large and would continue to do so. Meanwhile, commenting on the issue, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the incident that happened in the Hyderabad University was unfortunate and offenders would be punished soon. He added that Bandaru Dattatreya is a person who is compassionate about Dalits and targeting him for political gain is not fair.
January 17, 2016 7:25 am
New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday took a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after posters praising West Bengal were seen in New Delhi on Sunday. He said that instead of pasting posters in the national capital, Trinamool Congress (TMC) should paste them in Malda or in places where communal clashes are taking place. He added that TMC should stop taking advantage of communal tensions.
January 15, 2016 8:34 am
New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): With the debate on intolerance refusing to subdue, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday added fuel to the fire by welcoming Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav's remark asking Bollywood star Aamir Khan to preach to his wife about India's prestige. Naqvi said that Madhav has given a good suggestion. He added that with the political battle over tolerance and intolerance being waged, some advice has been given.
January 14, 2016 7:58 am
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that the communal card would no longer help the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the upcoming polls in West Bengal, adding that the Malda incident will backfire on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee government.
January 12, 2016 8:51 am
Ranchi, Jan 12 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday advised the Opposition of not behaving like an international expert on security matters. He added that those who have the duty of looking after national security are capable of doing so. Naqvi further said that security agencies and the government would take the right steps to look into national security matters.