The recent affidavit filed by the Centre to Supreme Court regarding Minority status to AMU will be quite damaging in the final outcome of the case pertaining to it. Representing Government of India, the Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told a bench of Justices (J S Khehar, M Y Eqbal and C Nagappan), “It is the stand of the Union of India that AMU is not a minority university. As the executive government at the Centre, we can’t be seen as setting up a minority institution in a secular state.”
It’s important first of all to understand the meaning of Minority status. Article 30 of the Indian Constitution states that:
“(1) All minorities whether based on religion or language shall have the right to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice.
(2)The state shall not, in granting aid to educational institutions, discriminate against any educational institution on the ground that it is under the management of a minority, whether based on religion or language.” Continue reading “Minority Status for AMU – Why it is necessary?”