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Supreme Court dismisses plea challenging Government’s minority status notification

PTI New Delhi | Updated on December 17, 2019 Published on December 17, 2019

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition challenging the validity of the Centre’s 26-year-old notification declaring five communities -- Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis -- as minorities

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde refused to entertain the PIL filed by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking laying of guidelines to accord minority status based on state-wise population of a community.

“Religion must be considered pan-India,” said the bench which also comprised justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant.

Published on December 17, 2019
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