PFI urges Karnataka govt to provide enough Budget allocation for minority welfare

The decrease in Budget allocation to the Minority Welfare Department has affected the development of minorities, according to PFI

Mangaluru: Popular Front of India (PFI) has urged the Karnataka government to allocate at least Rs 10, 000 crores for welfare of minorities in the forthcoming state Budget.

The two-day meeting of PFI state representatives headed by state president Yasir Hasan was held at Mittur in Dakshina Kannada district.

“The government should give importance to the uplift of minorities, backward classes, SC/STs in the state Budget scheduled to be presented on March 4. There has been a significant decrease in Budget allocation to the Minority Welfare Department. This has affected the development of minorities, especially Muslims. The government should earmark at least Rs.10,000 crores for the minority welfare department,” PFI meeting urged.

The representatives’ meeting has passed resolutions related to the present situation.

Taking serious note of the recent violence in Shivamogga, the PFI has sought a judicial inquiry by a High Court judge.

“The miscreants of Sangh Parivar targeted and pelted stones at the houses, shops, and places of worship of Muslims. The police have not arrested those who were behind the violence. The culprits should be arrested immediately and the government should provide compensation to the victims,” PFI demanded.

The PFI representatives have also sought the immediate suspension of Minister K S Eshwarappa and requested the state government to provide assistance to the stranded Kannadigas in Ukraine.

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