Minority Commission has original jurisdiction to decide minority status of existing educational institutions, SC

Murali Krishnan April 18 2018
Trial court

The Supreme Court today ruled that the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (Minority Commission) has original jurisdiction to decide on the minority status of an existing educational institution.

The judgment rendered by Justices AK Goel and Rohinton Nariman thereby overturned the decision of the Calcutta High Court in this regard.

The Calcutta High Court had held that the jurisdiction of Minority Commission was limited to hearing appeals against the decision taken by the "competent authority" under the National . . .

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