NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) received 1189 complaints between April and December 2017, and disposed of 1050 of them, data made available by the panel has reported.
According to the data made available on its website earlier this week, 907 (76%) complaints were received from Muslims, the majority community in the country.
Ninety grievances came from those belonging to communities other than six notified minorities, followed by Christians 74, Sikhs 65, Jains 37 and Buddhists 13, the little share of the complaints received were from Parsis, with three complaints.
Among the total 1189, 707 complaints were related to law and order. The commission received 101 complaints on service matters, 65 on education, 42 on Waqf and 40 on religious rights and grievances related to other issues were 225 in total.
Syed Ghayorul Hassan Rizvi, NCM chairman said the panel was taking steps to make sure the complaints received are redressed speedily.
Rizvi said, “We have decided to introduce e-office to assist complainants to monitor the status of action taken on their complaints.”
When asked about the grievances made by members of communities other than the minorities, Rizvi said, the panel had been going “out of its way” to provide helping hands the needy by forwarding their complaints to the departments concerned.
The National Commission for Minorities was organized under the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992, to protect and shield the interests of minorities provided in the Constitution and laws enacted by the Parliament and state legislatures.