Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi denied on Thursday that there was a sense of insecurity among the minorities in the country.

"I don't think there is fear among minorities or a sense of insecurity," he said at an event here.

"But whatever has been happening, be it criminal act or criminal conspiracy, cannot be justified in any manner," he added, in a clear reference to rising murderous attacks by cow vigilantes in various places.

"We want to move ahead with fostering an environment of trust with that of progress," the minister added.