It is government’s duty to protect minorities: Sonia Gandhi

Written by | January 29, 2014 | 0
New Delhi, Jan 29: 

Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday reiterated that the minorities in India should feel safe and secure, and added that it is the duty of the government to protect them.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of National Waqf Development Corporation Limited (NAWADCO), Gandhi said, “Unity in diversity is the foundation of Indian culture. Our constitution provides guarantee for the rights of all people including the minorities. It is the duty of the government to defend secular traditions and motivate from them. It is important that the minorities must feel safe and secure.”

Elaborating details of NAWADCO, Gandhi said, “This Corporation will develop and protect the properties of Waqf board in an unbiased manner. This will result in increasing the revenues of Waqf board. For the development of Muslim community in India, this is another constructive step taken by the UPA government. With the establishment of this corporation, the UPA Government has fulfilled it’s yet another promise.”

She also said that the UPA Government under the leadership of Dr.Singh has always watched over the minorities and have worked for their betterment.

“By implementing the recommendations of the Sachchar committee, has brought pace in this direction. And now we can see the positive signs due to our efforts,” she said.

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