“India Heaven For Muslims”: Union Minister On Islamic Group’s Remarks

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New Delhi: India is heaven for Muslims and their social, economic and religious rights are secure, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said today, in response to a statement by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on what it called “Islamophobia” in the country.
“India’s Muslims are prosperous. Those trying to vitiate the atmosphere can’t be their friends,” Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was quoted as telling Press Trust of India.

“The constitutional, social and religious rights of all the citizens including minorities is India’s constitutional and moral guarantee,” he said.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) had in a statement on Sunday urged India to take “urgent steps” to protect the rights of Muslims and stop the incidents of “Islamophobia” in the country.

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In tweets, OIC’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission also said the Indian media was negatively profiling the Muslims and subjecting them to discrimination.

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Asked about the OIC criticism, Mr Naqvi said, “We are doing our job with conviction. The prime minister whenever he speaks, he talks about the rights and welfare of 130 crore Indians. If some cannot see this, then it is their problem.”

The minister remarked that “secularism and harmony” was not “political fashion but perfect passion” for India and Indians.

“Traditional and professional bogus bashing brigades are still active in the conspiracy to spread misinformation. We should remain cautious of such evil forces and we need to work united to defeat their nefarious misinformation propaganda,” said Mr Naqvi, the only Muslim minister at the centre.

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