New Delhi: The Central Government has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court demanding minority status for Hindus in 9 states. In its affidavit filed in the apex court, the central government has said that states can, according to their own rules, recognize institutions as minority institutions.
The central government in its affidavit has told the Supreme Court that where Hindus or other communities are minorities, the states can give minority status to those communities. Through this they can run their educational institutions etc. Citing the example of Maharashtra and Karnataka, the central government said that in 2016 Maharashtra has reduced religious to Jews and Karnataka has reduced Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Tulu, Lamani, Hindi, Konkani, and Gujarati on linguistic grounds. Number has been declared, it can be done in other states also. Now the hearing in this matter will be held again on Monday.
Actually, a petition has been filed by Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay in the Supreme Court. In his petition, he has challenged the validity of Section 2 (f) of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions Act, 2004. Upadhyay, in his petition, has challenged the validity of Section 2(f), saying that it gives immense power to the Central Government which is "apparently arbitrary, illogical and hurtful". Directions have been sought to lay down guidelines for the identification of His argument is that Hindus are also a minority in at least 10 states of the country, but they do not get the benefit of minority schemes.