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BJP leader files PIL in SC seeking minority status for Hindus in eight states

BJP leader files PIL in SC seeking minority status for Hindus in eight states

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 01 Nov 2017, 05:45 pm

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IBNS) : Citing denial of basic human rights to Hindus, a  PIL filed has been filed in the Supreme Court, seeking  minority status for the community in eight states where its  population has fallen, media reports said.

The PIL filed by  Delhi BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, states that minority rights are being siphoned off “illegally and arbitrarily” to the majority population in these states in the absence of any Government notification declaring  Hindus as a ‘minority’ under the National Commission of Minorities Act, 1992.

he plea has also been addressed to Minister of Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


“Christians are majority in Mizoram, Meghalaya and Nagaland and there is significant population in Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Kerala, Manipur, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, but they are treated as minority. Likewise, the Sikhs are majority in Punjab and there is significant population in Delhi, Chandigarh and Haryana, but they are also treated as minority,” the petition read.

It contended that the Hindus were being treated as majority in these states despite being minority in population and were illegally being deprived of benefits meant for minority communities.


The petitioner has demanded that the court issued an order to save the rights of Hindus in these states and declare them minorities.

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

BJP leader files PIL in SC seeking minority status for Hindus in eight states

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