Union budget allocation for minorities "reduced", is discriminatory: MCC

The Minority Coordination Committee (MCC), a Gujarat-based civil rights organization, reacting to the interim budget presented in the Lok Sabha by Minister of Finance Piyush Goyal, has regretted that the budgetary allocation of Minority Affairs Ministry has been reduced.
In a statement, MCC convener Mujahid Nafees said, the budget for the ministry in 2018-19 was Rs 4,700 crore, which has come down to 4639.99 crore for 2019-20, adding, a Rs 60.01 crore decreased “shows that the government is discriminating against the minorities” and “does not want India's minority communities to grow on the path of development.”
“MCC considers the budget as discriminatory and demands that the Government of India should allocate at least 10% of the total Central budget.

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