Religious minority status to be determined pan-India, not state wise: SC

supremeNew Delhi, Dec 17: The Supreme Court has said that the minority status must be determined on a pan India basis and not on a state basis. The court was hearing a petition that sought to declare Hindus as minorities in eight states where Muslims and Christians are in majority.

While rejecting the petition, the court observed that a religious minority status cannot be declared on the basis of a state. It is to be decided on a pan-India basis, the court also held.

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Author: Vicky Nanjappa

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