Should minority status be determined at national or state level? What States and UTs told Supreme Court

Out of the 30 jurisdictions that shared their views, 16 said that the power to identify minorities must continue to vest with the Central government.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

In response to a petition seeking guidelines for identification of minorities based on population of a state instead of the present system based on all-India population, state governments across the nation have taken a stand on the issue before the Supreme Court [Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v. Union of India].

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