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Cong's hosts Iftar for political engineering, we want to give dignity to Muslims: Naqvi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The hosts parties for "political engineering" but our event is part of "social engineering" to give the the minority community has never received, Abbas said today.

Comparing the Congress's party to the one he hosted this evening, the said: "We talk about development and .. The Congress's is for political engineering. No one has ever tried to organise an Iftar for social engineering. We have done it, especially when we are talking about Muslim women, triple talaq and other issues related to their empowerment," told

had announced an Iftar party a day after the said it would host a fast-breaking meal on Wednesday.

Attended by more than 300 Muslim women, including a few who were given tripla talaq, Naqvi's Iftar certainly attracted a lot of

Interacting with the Muslim women, the stressed that the BJP government had made possible for them to go for Haj without a male companion.

"For the first time after Independence, Muslim officers would be posted in for Haj duty. A is also being deployed to help the women who will travel alone," Naqvi informed.

The government has already launched 'Progress Panchayat', an outreach campaign to create awareness about its programmes for the welfare of minorities, and similar programmes for Muslim women will also be launched soon, Naqvi informed.

The Iftar party was attended by a number of NDA ministers, including Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar, Smriti Irani, Jitendra Singh, M J Akbar, among others.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 21:30 IST