Srinagar: A public interest litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court of India seeking minority status for Hindus in eight states, reports said. The PIL states that Hindus must be notified as minority community in these eight states so that they are given legitimate benefits.
“According to 2011 Census, Hindus are minority in eight states i.e. Lakshadweep (2.5%), Mizoram (2.75%), Nagaland (8.75%), Meghalaya (11.53%), J&K (28.44%), Arunachal Pradesh (29%), Manipur (31.39%) and Punjab (38.40%),” reports quoting the PIL said.
The petition has been filed by Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and advocate Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay.