Supreme Court imposes costs of ₹7,500 on Central govt for not filing response in PIL to identify minorities based on State population

A Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and MM Sundresh imposed the costs on the Central government for not adhering to earlier deadlines to file a counter affidavit in the case.
Justices SK Kaul and MM Sundresh
Justices SK Kaul and MM Sundresh

The Supreme Court on Monday imposed costs of ₹7,500 on the Central government for failing to file its response to a public interest litigation petition filed by BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking identification and grant of minority status to communities based on their population at the State level [Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v. Union of India].

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