SC refuses to hear plea seeking minority status for Hindus
The PIL was filed by a Delhi BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay. Photograph: (Zee News Network)
The Supreme Court has dismissed to hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking minority status for Hindus in several states and union territories.
It has directed the petitioner to approach National Commission for minorities.
A PIL was filed by a Delhi BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay.
The petitioner sought minority status in seven states and union territories claiming that "the minority rights of the Hindus were being siphoned off illegally and arbitrarily to the majority population".
According to the 2011 Census Hindus are in minority in eight states, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, and Punjab.
(With inputs from PTI and ANI)