New Delhi: National Commission for Minorities Chairperson, Wajahat Habibullah will meet Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi by the end of this month to discuss rehabilitation of the 2002 riot victims and other issues.

"We had written a letter to Modi for a meeting to which he gave response few days back, expressing willingness to meet. He also requested to decide an agenda and date for the meeting," Habibullah said.

In his letter to Modi, Habibullah had mentioned about the rehabilitation of riot victims and issues concerning scholarships for minority students.

"First, we will talk about scholarships for minority students. There have been complaints that minority students are not getting scholarships in Gujarat," Habibullah said, adding that victims of 2002-riots still don't have homes and require rehabilitation.

"Myself and our Gujarat in-charge Vinod Sharma will go to meet Modi by the end of this month," he said.

He also expressed happiness over the return of Kandhamal riot victims to their homes.

"It is a matter of happiness that people who went to jungles after the riots of 2008 are returning to their homes, though there is lot which still needs to be done for them," the NCM chief said.

On the controversy over writer Salman Rushdie visiting India, he said, "He (Rushdie) has been visiting India; this is not the first time. The Commission does not want to say anything on this controversy."

(Agencies)