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Naqvi meets India Islamic Cultural Centre chief, says rights of minorities safer in India than anywhere else

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

for Minority Affairs Abbas today met Islamic Cultural Centre as part of the BJP's nationwide "contact for support" campaign ahead of the election next year.

Representatives from Muslim educational institutes and other social fields were present when met Qureshi.

informed them about the government's work aimed at "inclusive growth", a statement issued by his office said.

He told them that has become an "effective and strong voice for peace and humanity" in and the world. He said social-communal harmony and tolerance is the DNA of

"We have to work together to strengthen the fabric of our unity. Minorities in India are safe and socio-religious, constitutional rights of the minorities are safer here than any other democratic country in the world," Naqvi said.

The 'Sampark for Samarthan' (contact for support) campaign was launched to mark the four years of last month. As many as 4,000 BJP functionaries will contact 1 lakh people, who are recognised names in their fields, to inform them about the government's works during the past four years.

Earlier this month, BJP called on and industrialist Ratan Tata in as part of the initiative. He has also met

Today, Naqvi said "desperate and disappointed evil forces" want to disturb peace but the people's commitment to peace and unity will defeat and isolate such forces.

He said the government is committed to "development with dignity" and "empowerment without discrimination".

"We have to work together to strengthen the fabric of our unity. Minorities in India are safe and socio-religious, constitutional rights of the minorities are safer here than any other democratic country in the world," he was quoted as saying in the statement.

Naqvi informed the representatives about government schemes such as Jan Dhan Yojana, Mudra Yojana, Garib Nawaz Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Seekho aur Kamao, Begum Hazrat Mahal Girls Scholarship.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 15:55 IST
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