Minorities Current Affairs - 2020

Supreme Court issues notice to GoI on PIL to identify minorities at State Level

On August 28, 2020, the Union Government sought a response from the Central Government on Public Interest Litigation seeking directions to frame guidelines in identifying minorities at state level. What does the PIL say? The National Commission for Minority Education Institution Act, 2004 does not identify minorities at state level. It identifies the minorities only Read More…

UNHRC files in Supreme Court on Citizenship Amendment Act

On March 3, 2020, the United Nation Human Rights Commission moved to Supreme Court on the matter of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The commission has filed a case challenging CAA. India on the Move of UNHRC India believes that the CAA is an internal matter of the country. Also, according to India, CAA is constitutionally Read More…

Minorities Right Day celebrated in India on December 18

The Minorities Rights Day was celebrated by the National Commission for Minorities in India in order to focus religious harmony and better understanding of the minority communities in the country. On December 18, 1992, the United Nations adopted the Individual’s rights belonging to religious, linguistic and religious minorities. The organization also stated that it is Read More…

Ministry of Minority Affairs launches National Scholarship Portal Mobile App

Union Ministry for Minority Affairs has launched the country’s first National Scholarship Portal Mobile App (NSP Mobile App). It aims to provide smooth, accessible and hassle-free scholarship system for students from poor and weaker sections. NSP Mobile App The mobile app will be beneficial for beneficiary students in many ways as they will get all Read More…

Government ends Haj subsidy

The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs has decided to end Haj subsidy from this year as a part of its policy to empower minorities with dignity and without appeasement. This decision was taken based on the recommendations of Afzal Amanullah Committee and May 2012 Supreme Court order. Key Facts The Hajj is an annual Islamic Read More…