My Press release during meeting with scholars, vice-chancellors, intellectuals New Delhi, 04 Nov, 2015 :

New Delhi, 04 Nov, 2015: Union Minister of State for Parliamentary and Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said here that socio-economic-educational empowerment of minorities is our moral commitment and not a political gimmick like of “pseudo-secularists”.

During a meeting with various scholars, academicians, vice-chancellors of different universities and other intellectuals, Shri Naqvi said that “selfish politics” over the issue of empowerment of minorities will not be allowed to succeed.

Shri Naqvi said that some forces with “feudal mindset” are trying to disturb atmosphere of communal harmony, development and trust in the country but no destructive agenda can dominate development agenda of the Central Government.

Shri Naqvi said that such forces are restless due to steps taken for overall development of all sections of the society under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. This is the reason that such people are trying to disturb environment of peace and development over baseless issues.

Shri Naqvi said that the Congress and its ‘friends’ are misguiding the people of the country on the issue of “tolerance and intolerance”. But these people will not succeed in their conspiracy.

Shri Naqvi said the Muslims and other minorities, who were politically exploited by so-called secular political parties for the last several decades, have seen a new ray of hope in the Modi Government. The minorities have realized that only the Modi Government is working with complete honesty and strong commitment for their inclusive growth.

Shri Naqvi said that steps taken by the Modi Government for development of minorities have started yielding results. The government is working to provide fruits of development to the last person of the society.

The meeting was also attended by Prof. Mehrajuddin, Vice-Chancellor of Central University Kashmir, Prof. Ashok Aima, Vice-Chancellor of Central University Jammu, Prof. Aslam Pervez, Vice-Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Dr. Syed Ali Karim, Director NCPUL, Prof. Talat Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia and Dr. Hamidullah Batt.