BJP Minority Morcha

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BJP Minority Morcha is the minority wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party, one of two major political parties in India.[1] Prominent party leaders who are members of the minority Morcha include Sikander Bakht,Abdul Alim Khan Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, M. J. Akbar, Arif Beg, Farooq Khan, Aslam Gurukkal and Asifa Khan[2][3] The BJP Minority Morcha believes in the all core ideologies of the BJP.[citation needed] Being the minority wing of the BJP, it focuses on issues related to Indian religious minorities.[citation needed] In November 2011, the Minority Morcha asked the party leadership to drop its demand for a Uniform Civil Code, but it stood by the party's stand of opposing any reservation based on religious affiliation.[4] However, in October 2015, the Morcha endorsed the views of Union Law Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, who stated that the Uniform Civil Code was necessary.[5] In July 2012, a one-day workshop on "Welfare of Minorities through Good Governance" was held in New Delhi in which members and chairpersons of minority-related Government organisations of BJP ruled States participated. The workshop was inaugurated by the BJP president who asked the participants to deliver through good governance and win the hearts of the community.[6]

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