‘With cut in funds, minorities will be pushed to sidelines’- The New Indian Express

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NEW DELHI: With The budget allocation to the Minority Affairs Ministry and the end of scholarships, civil societies groups and Parliamentarians This move could further marginalize minorities.  

In The Union Budget For the current financial year, Ministry Of Minority Affairs’ allocation had been slashed by 38 percent from the previous year. Advocacy The curtailing funds for pre-matric scholarships, education programs and other skilling programmes is uncharitable. It will be a major upset for the students. Muslim community.

While Pre-matric scholarships were not allocated. Rs 1,425 crore Rs 433 crore for skills development programs such as ‘Nai Manzil, mostly targetting minority women, plummeted to Rs 3.4 crore from the previous fiscal’s Rs 332.91 crore. While To reduce the funding for research projects for minorities, it was halved Rs 20 crore Rs 41 crore, under ‘Education scheme for Madrasas and minorities’ The drastic reduction in revenue was seen from Rs 160 crore Rs 10 crore in the next year.

On The government is on one side cracking down child marriages, while on the other it is ending beneficial schemes for minorities Hasina Khan Of Bebaak CollectiveThe umbrella organization of Muslim women’s groups. “The government’s move to discontinue Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) and other scholarships show its anti-minorities stand. Now the cut in budget allocation for minorities will deprive minorities, especially women of availing of higher education. If the government is serious about stopping child marriages, why are they scrapping education funds?” The functionary was asked.

The government discontinued MANF – for minorities pursuing MPhil or PhD in December Last year, the scheme was criticized. “overlaps with various other fellowship schemes for higher education being implemented by the government and minority students are already covered under such schemes”. 

Fellowships MANF was implemented in accordance with the recommendations of Sachar Committee Report in 2006: Rajya Sabha Leader of MP and IUML P V Abdul Wahab. Wahab Moved a Private Member Bill The ongoing Budget Session of the Parliament Implement the recommendations from the Sachar Committee Information about the socio-economic and educational conditions of Muslims In India. 

In The Union Budget For the current financial year, Ministry Of Minority Affairs’ allocation had been slashed by 38 percent from the previous year. Advocacy Groups point out that the reduction of funds for pre-matric scholarships and education schemes was not kind as it will cause a great upset for the beneficiaries. Muslim community.

While Pre-matric scholarships were not allocated. Rs 1,425 crore Rs 433 crore for skills development programs such as ‘Nai Manzil, mostly targetting minority women, plummeted to Rs 3.4 crore from the previous fiscal’s Rs 332.91 crore. While To reduce the funding for research projects for minorities, it was halved Rs 20 crore Rs 41 crore, under ‘Education scheme for Madrasas and minorities’ The drastic reduction in revenue was seen from Rs 160 crore Rs This year, 10 crore.

On The government is cracking down against child marriages on one hand and eliminating benefits for minorities on the other. Hasina Khan Of Bebaak CollectiveThe umbrella organization of Muslim women’s groups. “The government’s move to discontinue Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) and other scholarships show its anti-minorities stand. Now the cut in budget allocation for minorities will deprive minorities, especially women of availing of higher education. If the government is serious about stopping child marriages, why are they scrapping education funds?” The functionary was asked.

The government discontinued MANF – for minorities pursuing MPhil or PhD in December Last year, the scheme was criticized. “overlaps with various other fellowship schemes for higher education being implemented by the government and minority students are already covered under such schemes”. 

Fellowships MANF was implemented according to the recommendations of Sachar Committee Report in 2006: Rajya Sabha Leader of MP and IUML P V Abdul Wahab. Wahab Moved a Private Member Bill The ongoing Budget Session of the Parliament Implement the recommendations from the Sachar Committee Information about the socio-economic and educational conditions of Muslims In India. 

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