UPA to bless Minority Commission with more powers

via HK published on June 27, 2006

New Delhi : The UPA government seems to be conducting research on how all one can appease the minorities in a nation.

As per new discovery Minority Commission lacks enough power and The Ministry Of Minority Affairs headed by A.R.Antulay is considering a proposal to make the National Commission for Minorities a constitutional body with more teeth.

The Govt is also planning to empower the NCM with authority to summon individuals accused of acts against religious minorities. At present the NCM can summon Govt and Police officials if they do not act on its directions. The Commission may be given more powers through a parliamentary legislation, in which the draft is prepared.

Minority Educational commission under the NCM, which recently gave Minority status to 6 institutions in Kerala had created much controversy, both opposition and Kerala government opposes this move of NCM to grant Minority status without discussing with State government.

Educational Minister of Kerala alleged that Minority Educational commission had acted hastily and he has told that the Minority Education Commission had sent the official papers to government in the hands of an officials of a Minority Institution based in Kozhikode. It was AWH institutions owned by Muslims who managed to get these papers in hand itself inorder to expedite the procedure.

This itself shows to which extend these Minority commissions will bend if pressurized by Minorities.This allegation by the Education Minister of Kerala is very serious and wonders how a government body can send the official papers by hand of the applicant itself  of a State government.  

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