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Centre not to accord minority tag to Siddi community


New Delhi: The Centre does not propose to accord the minority tag to Siddi community of Gujarat, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Minority Affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said this in a written reply to a question in this connection.

There are six notified communities in the country, namely: Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains.

Jain community was the last to be declared as a minority community, in January, 2014.