Mumbai: Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, an NGO which is known for extending legal aid to Muslim youths arrested on terrorism-related charges, on Sunday awarded scholarships of over Rs 17 lakh to students from various communities, including some Hindus.

The beneficiaries are students from class 7th to class 12th, studying in Mumbai schools.     

The scholarships were given away at the hands of Maharashtra Minority Affairs Minister Naseem Khan, the NGO said in a press release here. MLA Amin Patel was also present.

"We do not distinguish between communities when we do social work," said JUEH's all-India President Arshad Madani.

(Agencies)

 

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