Hindus are minority in eight Indian States

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Advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, filed an appeal under the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) to declare that  Hindus are minority in  eight Indian states (Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur) but their legitimate benefits are being siphoned of arbitrarily to the majority, because of non-identification and non-notification of minorities at the State level.

“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,” the petition said.

As per a 1993 notification by the Centre, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis were granted minority status in India and Jains were added in the list in 2014.

According to  2011 Census,  Hindus are minority in eight States i.e. Lakshadweep (2.5%), Mizoram (2.75%), Nagaland (8.75%), Meghalaya (11.53%), J&K (28.44%),Arunachal Pradesh (29%), Manipur (31.39%) and Punjab (38.40%).

Muslims are majority in Lakshdweep (96.20%) and Jammu & Kashmir (68.30%), and there is significant Muslim population in Assam (34.20%), West Bengal (27.5%), Kerala (26.60%), Uttar Pradesh(19.30%) and Bihar (18%).

But The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a petition but the bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that issue needed to be decided by National Commission for Minorities.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. What for we have elected Government if every thing has to be decided by Courts. BJP is ruling the country and therefore Government should make or alter the laws. Courts should make sure the laws are maintained by the police authorities.It appears BJP is reluctant to take full powers and run the country.They have powers and we all now want to see how efficient the BJP party is look after people of India with in India and outside India.

  2. It is the same here. So often courts overturn the decision taken by the government, especially in deportation cases. Even worse, EUJ (European court of Justice) with unelected judges can overturn British court ruling. It is time here as well to limit Courts power. Judges have cushy jobs for life. Like in America, judges should be elected by the public for a limited term, not for life.
    Three alleged criminals wanted in India and Indian government applied for their extradition were foiled by the court on the ground that Delhi jails are too tough, not up to British standard? What do they expect, a 5* treatment for criminals? No wonder more than 50% freed prisoners are back in jail within a year. It seems our politicians and judiciary cares more for the criminals than ordinary law abiding citizens. No wonder criminals consider UK a safe heaven, as it is difficult to extradite any one from here, except for USA whose every request is successful. Britain behaves as if it is an American colony!

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