There is no unanimity between States and Union Territories about giving Hindus minority status !

Union Government’s rendering in the Supreme Court !

New Delhi – The Union Government has stated in the Supreme Court that there is no unanimity between the States and the Union Territories about giving the Hindus minority status. The Union Government had asked for information from the States and Union Territories about giving Hindus minority status on the basis of the population census.  The report was given to the Supreme Court, after receiving reports from 24 out of 28 States and 6 out of 8 Union Territories, by the Union Government. BJP leader and Advocate Mr Ashwini Upadhyay filed a petition in this context.

The Union Government said that on the basis of the information received many States wanted to have the right to give minority status with States. Uttarakhand State said ‘religious minority status should be given on the basis of the population census.’ Uttar Pradesh said, ‘We will accept whatever is the decision of the Union Government’. The State of Bengal said, ‘the right to declare any religious community a minority should be with the States’.

The Delhi administration said, ‘Hindus are not given the minority status here, but the Hindus that have fled from the States of Jammu – Kashmir, and Ladakh and are living in Delhi, could be given the status of ‘Migrant minorities’ by the Union Government’.

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