Hindus are a minority in many states of the country. Hindus should also be given the status of minority in those states.
Lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay has filed a case in the Supreme Court demanding this. According to him, where Hindus are the majority, religious minorities get various opportunities. In the states where Hindus are a minority, they deserve that privilege.
Not only that, Hindus are also a religious minority in some districts of many states. For example, in the three districts of Malda, Murshidabad and North Dinajpur in West Bengal, the majority are Muslims.
Lakshadweep (2.5%), Mizoram (2.75%), Nagaland (8.75%), Jharkhand (26.45), Arunachal Pradesh (29%), Manipur (31.39%,) and Punjab (36.4%).
In this case, the question of determining the number of minorities has come to the fore. The constitution does not have a very clear definition. Article 29 of the Constitution states that every religious and linguistic minority has the full right to preserve their language, religion, culture, culture, etc. Article 30 gives the right to establish and manage the educational institutions of the minorities. The government is there. Can’t swallow In addition, the National Minorities Commission has identified religious minorities across the country.
In the Supreme Court, the central government has said that states can determine minorities on the basis of census data if they want. In fact, many states have at times called it a minority. In West Bengal, for example, towards the end of the Left era, Jains were recognized as a minority. Already Muslims, Buddhists, Christians, Sikhs are getting the status of minorities. The Indian government has declared all these religious groups as minorities.