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AICC vigil on NDA anti-minority policies

SHILLONG: The minority wing of the Congress will keep a vigil on the policies of the NDA government at the Centre to ensure that there is no harassment and discrimination against minorities.
Rejaul Karim Laskar, the AICC Minority Department observer for Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Mizoram, told The Shillong Times on Friday that the wing would raise its voice against anti-minority policies.
The need for a minority department of political parties is felt because “there is a communal party at the Centre”, Laskar said, adding, “We will vigorously protest against the discrimination meted out by the Modi Government against the minorities.”
Expressing concern over the frequent lynching cases in the country, Laskar said the Government is even targeting minority NGOs who are working in the field of education and health.
“Our constitution says India is a secular country but this Government does not believe in it and discriminate on the basis of religion and community,” he said and accused BJP of being hand in gloves with right-wing groups “which are garnering votes for the political party”.
The minority department of the Congress also said they would organise symposiums, protests and workshops to make people aware of the Centre’s discriminatory policies.
Meanwhile, the minority wing in Meghalaya is also set to be revamped in a few months with “a new concept and new way of working”.
During his visit to Shillong on Friday, the AICC leader also met representatives from minority communities and such meetings will continue.

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