India is heaven, Pakistan is hell for minorities: Naqvi

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New Delhi: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said that India is a “heaven” for minorities while Pakistan has proved to be a “hell” for them. He told this while speaking at the 25th Silver Jubilee function and the annual conference of State Channelising Agencies of National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) here. News18 reported.

The minister claimed that the government is providing quality education and employment oriented skills to the needy, including minorities.

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Crediting the PM for making India a “role model” for “inclusive growth and positive progress” globally, Naqvi asserted that the priority of the government is to provide affordable and quality education to all the needy sections of society including minorities and their economic empowerment through employment oriented skill development.

Naqvi said about 150 teachers from madrasas from various states have been trained by the ministry under the programme to connect madrasas with the mainstream education system. He also highlighted pre-matric, post-matric, merit-cum-means and other scholarships provided by the government and informed that the government will provide scholarships to five crore students in the next five years.

He announced to organise “Hunar Haat” in the next five years across the country to provide market and employment and employment opportunities to master artisans and culinary experts.

The minister informed that 100 per cent digitisation of Waqf properties across the country has been completed.

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Rasia Hashmi

Rasia Hashmi, a resident of Hyderabad, holds a Masters of Communication and Journalism, an MPhil in Social Exculsion and Inclusive Policy and PhD in Women Studies. She has 23 years of experience in the field of journalism.
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