National Minority Commission to visit Odisha after 5 years


By Matters India Reporter

Bhubaneswar: George Kurien, vice chairperson of National Minority Commission, plans to Odisha May 15-17.

He is likely to meet Christian and other religious leaders in the eastern Indian state.

“It is quite important as the national minority commission is visiting Odisha after five years. There are a lot of issues and concerns in various parts of the state,” Father Ajaya Kumar Singh, a social activist, told Matters India.

The commission is responsible for safeguarding the constitutional rights of religious minorities in India.

Its chairperson is Gairul Hasan Rizvi is the former national secretary of BJP’s minority wing.

Former Maharashtra minister Sulekha Kumbhare, Jain representative from Gujarat Sunil Singhi, and Parsi representative Vada Dasturji Khurshed Kaikobad Dastoor are the other members of the NCM.

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