No recognition of minorities in eight States/UTsIn India, Constitution clearly talks about protection of minorities, their educational instittutions, their culture, etc. Supreme Court, in a judgement, stated that minorities have to be judged State/UT-wise. All the States/UTs are expected to form Minorities Commission and benefits like scholarship, etc. are required to be provided to the minorities of States/UTs.
Despite the Constitutional provision and judgement of the Supreme Court it has been found that no Minorities Commission has been functioning in eight States/UTs of India. Some of these States/UTs are: Jammu & Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Lakshadwip. Consequently, it can be surmised that the minorities of these States/UTs are not getting the benefits as enshrined in the Constituion.
Members! Kindly furnish your valuable opinion on this issue. Should the minorities of these States/UTs remain deprived of their legitimate benefits?