SC directs National Minorities Commission to define “minorities” in each state
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SC directs National Minorities Commission to define “minorities” in each state

Shruti Mahajan

The Supreme Court today asked the National Commission for Minorities to decide on the issue of identification of minorities at the state level.

The petition filed by BJP spokesperson and Advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeks for the term “minorites” to be defined and for them to be identified according to the demographics of each state.

It is also pleaded for benefits to be extended to minorities depending on their status in each state.

The Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna urged the Commission to decide the issue within three months.

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