Bengaluru: India is a land of diversity. The myriad religions being followed in India are like multiple beautiful flowers in a bouquet. 

In a reply to the tabling of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday (December 11), there were allegations by the opposition Congress that the BJP was targeting Muslims and favouring non-Muslims. 

To this allegation, the Union home minister gave a riveting reply. He said that Muslims in India would not at all be affected by this bill and further emphasised that Muslims in India had adorned top positions. 

We take a look at the such prominent Muslims who have been in higher posts. 

1.    Abdul Kalam, the President of India (2002-2007) 

Abdul kalam, known for his contributions in the filed of science, was India’s 11th president. He was even awarded the Bharat Ratna in the year 1997 for his efforts in modernising the defence sector. He loved to impress and influence young minds and never missed out on an opportunity to speak to them. 

2.    Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India (2007-2017) 

A politician, an exemplary diplomat and only the second Vice President of India to be re-elected to office, Hamid Ansari was also the vice-chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim university. He was also the chairman of the national commission for minorities. Incidentally, he is the only Vice President to have worked under three different Presidents. 

3.    SY Quraishi, 17th CEC 

An IAS officer of the 1971 batch from the Haryana cadre, SY Quraishi has a Ph.D. in Communications and Social marketing. He is the first Muslim to be the CEC of India. His book titled 'An Undocumented Wonder - the Making of the Great Indian Election' describes the enormity and complexity of the Indian election. 
 He also figured in The Indian Express list of 100 Most     Powerful Indians of 2011 and again in 2012.