PIL in Supreme Court for Minority Status To Hindus

Team SoOLEGAL 31 Oct 2017 4:41am

PIL in Supreme Court for Minority Status To Hindus

A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in Supreme Court of India praying that Hindus be given as minority status in eight states given their legitimate benefits.

Senior Advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has filed PIL seeking minority status for Hindus in Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Punjab.

Mr. Upadhyay mentioned that Hindus are being treated as majority in these states despite being minority in population.

He said, "The Union Government offered 20,000 scholarships in field of technical education for minority students. In J&K, Muslims are 68.30% and government allotted 717 out of 753 scholarships to Muslim students, but none to Hindu students citing Notification on Minority Communities dated 23.10.1993 which declares Muslim's as minority, but not the Hindus."

The National Commission for Minority Act 1992 came into force on May 17, 1993. It extends to the whole of India except J&K. The Central Government through a notification dated October 23, 1993, notified five communities viz. Muslims, Christians, Sikh, Buddhists and Parsis as 'minority' community.

Tagged: PIL   Supreme Court of India   Minority   Hindus   Union Government  
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