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'Hindus a minority in seven states or not'; minorities panel to brainstorm on June 14

‘Hindus a minority in seven states or not’; minorities panel to brainstorm on June 14

Thus the three-member sub-committee of the National Commission for Minorities was formed last year

A sub-committee of the National Commission for Minorities will meet on June 14 to discuss whether Hindus can be granted minority status in seven states and one Union Territory of India.

The plea in this regard had been made by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ashwini Upadhyaya.

The plea was made in the Supreme Court but the top court asked the petitioner to approach the minorities’ commission.

Thus the three-member sub-committee of the National Commission for Minorities was formed last year.

The sub-committee would have to file its report within three months time.

Meanwhile, it was opined that the six communities to which the Constitution grants minority status are Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Parsis and Jains.

It need be mentioned that the according to the 2011 Census, Hindus are in a minority in Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, and Punjab.

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