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There’s a Need to Do Justice to Minorities

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– Shabana Javed

Kolkata, Dec. 19: On the occasion of Minorities Rights Day 2023, the West Bengal Minority Youth Forum organized a program here on Monday.

The president of the forum, Md. Kamruzzaman said the religious freedom of minorities in India, and their fundamental rights are being undermined.

“India has the largest number of Muslims in the world after Indonesia. However, not a single Muslim representative has been placed in the central cabinet of our country. The Union Ministry of Minorities currently has no Minister,” he said.

Dalit leader Sukriti Ranjan Biswas demanded protection of the economic balance. He believes that social inequality will be removed only if the Constitution, which was drafted by Babasaheb Ambedkar, is implemented.

Professor Afsar Ali demanded the implementation of Article 30 of the Constitution to build educational institutions for minorities and provide government financial assistance.

Muhammad Nuruddin of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, West Bengal talked about establishing the dignity of all people.

Designated as National Minorities Rights Day, December 18 carries significant importance in India.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s tweet congratulating minorities on the occasion of Minorities Rights Day is also being criticized. Trinamool Congress supremo shared a poster on X in Bangla, ‘Shokol ke Janai Shonkhalogu Odhikaar Dibosh er Shubhechcha o Obhinondon’ (Wishing everyone on Minority Rights Day). The poster featured 6 children and the West Bengal Chief Minister herself. However, Banerjee’s post was greeted by Netizens’ anger, who slammed the Chief Minister for not featuring ‘Hindu’ children in the poster. “Hindu mukt Bengal- Courtesy of baggdidi ☠️” wrote one netizen.

However, despite all the claims of taking the minorities along, the minorities in the country are backward and there is a need to do justice to them.

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