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A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian issued notices to ministry of home affairs, ministry of law and justice and ministry of minority affairs.(File photo)

SC issues notice to Centre on transfer plea of minority status to 5 communities

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 02:28 PM IST
The apex court was hearing a plea filed by lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay. The plea has sought the minority status for Hindus in six states and two Union territories, where the number of the community members has fallen according to Census 2011.
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Sikhs to have minority status in Jammu and Kashmir: Advisor to J&K guv

Hindstan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 11:31 PM IST
Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia addresses during his indefinite fast outside the state VHP headquarters at the Paldi in Ahmedabad.(PTI File Photo)
Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia addresses during his indefinite fast outside the state VHP headquarters at the Paldi in Ahmedabad.(PTI File Photo)

Withdraw minority status for Muslims, stem their population growth: Pravin Togadia

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 09:48 PM IST
Former VHP chief Praveen Togadia said that his outfit will create a vote bank of 20 crore Hindus in the country to influence politics in a democratic manner.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi at a road show at Gauribidanur in Chikkaballapur, Karnataka.(PTI Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi at a road show at Gauribidanur in Chikkaballapur, Karnataka.(PTI Photo)

Despite minority status to Lingayats, Congress may not benefit much in Karnataka elections

Hindustan Times, Davangere/Chitradurga | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 10:36 AM IST
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah’s decision to accord minority religious status to Lingayats, including the Veerashaivas, is being viewed with some scepticism.
Veteran actress Preeti Sapru before the shooting began at Basseimi village in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Veteran actress Preeti Sapru before the shooting began at Basseimi village in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Punjabi actress pushes for minority status for Sikhs in J&K

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Amarpal Singh
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 05:27 PM IST
Sapru extended her support to the movie Nanak Shah Fakir, saying if the movie conveys true message of Sikhism, it should be promoted. 
Karnataka minister Vinay Kulkarni with Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swamiji of Kudalasangama Panchamasali Peetha and his followers celebrate in Bengaluru on Monday after the state government decided to write to the Centre to grant religious minority status to the Lingayat community.(PTI)
Karnataka minister Vinay Kulkarni with Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swamiji of Kudalasangama Panchamasali Peetha and his followers celebrate in Bengaluru on Monday after the state government decided to write to the Centre to grant religious minority status to the Lingayat community.(PTI)

Minority status for Lingayats: Who they are and how they affect Karnataka elections

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2018 09:05 PM IST
With an eye on the Karnataka assembly elections, chief minister Siddaramaiah recommended minority status for the Lingayat sect — a community which holds sway over 90 of the state’s 224 assembly seats.
The biennial polls have also been marred by the sting operations showing alleged vote trading in Karnataka, where four seats will see elections on Saturday(PTI)
The biennial polls have also been marred by the sting operations showing alleged vote trading in Karnataka, where four seats will see elections on Saturday(PTI)

RS elections: BJP tally may go up by 1 seat but minority status to remain

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 03:12 PM IST
As 27 Rajya Sabha seats from seven states go to elections on Saturday, a close finish is expected in at least four states where independent candidates have jumped into the fray, jeopardising the established poll arithmetic.
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