Pleas in High Courts of Gauhati and Meghalaya seek minority status for Hindus in North East India

The petitioners contend that minority communities should be defined based on State-wise demographics. States in North East India are mostly populated by Christians, it is highlighted.
Niam Khasi of Meghalaya
Niam Khasi of MeghalayaNational Herald

Two PILs have been filed in the High Courts of Gauhati and Meghalaya urging for the declaration of Hindus in Nagaland, Mizoram, and Meghalaya as minorities in terms of the Supreme Court's ruling in TMA Pai and Ors. v. State of Karnataka. (Delina Khongdup v. Union of India and Pankaj Deka v. Union of India)

While Delina Khongdup's plea has been filed in the Meghalaya High Court, Pankaj Deka has moved the Gauhati High Court for relief.

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