Category : National Published on: September 12 2021
· Former IPS officer Iqbal Singh Lalpura has been appointed as the chairman of the National Commission for Minorities. He hails from Punjab and has written several books on Sikh philosophy. He has also won several awards like President's Police Medal, Police Medal for Meritorious Services, Shiromani Sikh Literary Award and Sikh Scholar Award.
· Lalpura served as SSP Amritsar, SSP Tarntaran and Additional Inspector General CID Amritsar during his tenure as an IPS officer. He joined the BJP in 2012 after retirement. Lalpura has written about 14 books on Sikh philosophy and history, such as 'Japji Sahib Ek Vichar', Gurbani Ek Vichar' and 'Raj Karega Khalsa'.
About National Commission for Minorities
v The Central Government established the National Commission for Minorities under the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992.
v Six religious communities, viz.; Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Parsis and Jains have been notified as minority communities in the Gazette of India by the Central Government throughout India.