The Sentinel Assam

Assam state government issues “minority certificates” to six communities and learns about their benefits

The Assam government announced on Sunday that it would issue a “minority certificate” to six religious communities: Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Jains, Paris and Seeks.

The decision was made by a cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Himanta Biswa Salma of Assam.

“After hearing the words of the minority, we considered only Muslims. But now, according to the central government, minorities are Muslims, Jains, Christians, Buddhists, Jains, Persians. With the help of minority certificates, these communities have easy access to centrally funded schemes and scholarships, “he told the media on Monday. I told you.

On Sunday, Assam Health and Family Welfare Minister Keshab Mahanta announced that the certificate would be useful for “identification” while interacting with media outlets.

“We have many plans for minorities and we also have another department for minorities. But who is the minority? No identification. Such schemes reach them. So we need to identify them, “he added.

Therefore, after Mahunt’s statement, it became clear that the certificate also helped the state government identify minorities and facilitated the government to benefit minority people in some schemes.