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NEW DELHI | FEB 20, 2020:
The Supreme Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on Thursday that demanded that Hindus be declared a minority in states where they are numerically in the minority. The apex court had directed the petitioners to approach individual High Courts of the states where Hindus are in minority.
The PIL sought minority status for Hindus in eight states including — Lakshadweep (2.5 per cent), Mizoram (2.75 per cent), Nagaland (8.75 per cent), Meghalaya (11.53 per cent), J&K (28.44 per cent), Arunachal P (29 per cent), Manipur (31.39 per cent) & Punjab (38.40 per cent).