No jurisdiction to notify communities as Minorities: National Commission for Minorities

Shruti Mahajan July 29 2019
Minorities, National Commission-for Minorities 2

The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has stated in a report that it does not have the jurisdiction to declare Hindus as minorities in states where they are not in the majority.

The Supreme Court, in its order of November 2017, had granted liberty to Advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay to make a representation before the NCM when the PIL for such a declaration had come up for hearing. In conformity with the same, Upadhyay approached the Commission making four prayers. The report by the NCM is submitted in response . . .

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