Need new definition of minority institutions, may go to SC: RSS education wing

The BSM, which alleged that minority institutions have “misused” their privileges, wants the composition of students, not the management as the basis to determine the minority status.

Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: July 9, 2015 9:59 am

The education wing of the RSS, Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, (BSM) wants to approach the Supreme Court with a review petition to reconsider the definition of minority status of the educational institutions. The BSM, which alleged that minority institutions have “misused” their privileges, wants the composition of students, not the management as the basis to determine the minority status.

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“The purpose of giving privileges to minority institutions was to help the students belonging to minorities. It is not served because many of the minority institutions have more general students than the minorities. But there are many minority institutions whose management comprises minorities but among students the number from majority community is more. Despite that, they neither implement RTE nor government’s public welfare policies. Such misuse has happened,” BSM Organizing Secretary Mukul Kantikar said

“So, the definition of minority status should be reviewed for which there should either be a Supreme Court intervention or a constitutional amendment. We want to explore both the possibilities,” Kantikar added.

The BSM argues that the status should be on the basis of the beneficiaries. “The beneficiary should be minority. Just because the management is minority, you cannot have minority status.” Kantikar said that the BSM is taking legal assistance to see if it can intervene as a stake holder and give a review petition.

As of now, in the government-aided minority institutions, the percentage of the minority students that should be admitted is decided by the state governments depending upon the population of the minority in the area in question and nature of the course. If there are not enough students from the minority community, it is open to the management to admit students from other communities, the Supreme Court had held in an order in 2002.

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    Om Singh
    Apr 22, 2017 at 8:46 pm
    A school registered in1983 .amended the memo um in2016 and added a clause to establish the ins ute for devlopment of his community students.,is elligible for minority status.
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      Om Singh
      Apr 19, 2017 at 7:26 pm
      Respected sir Minority ins ute adopted hire and fire policy.management collected 8 post before 3 years.on dated.5.10.16 get minority status after amending MOA. Not a single student enrolled in ins ute.within a consiparacy suspend to me on 2.5.16.before four days,the date of interview of filling I post terminated my services.3 times dios revoked my suspension but not joined by committee.now the workers are the mercy on management. state authority can't do nothing..modern era it is unjustly that the action taken by management,somebody should examine the action before court .sir many teachers are on footpath after getting hard qualification.my family tataly infused,psycologically shocked.please do somthing.
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        VeryFair
        Jul 8, 2015 at 11:23 pm
        (1) Give equal number of holidays to festivals of Sikh religion as are available to the festivals of HINDU religion. (2) Make Punjabi a national language language at par With Hindi. (3) Finally revoke minority status of Sikh educational insutions
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          TANMOY
          Jul 9, 2015 at 10:12 am
          minority insutions became money making machines, they are more interested in majority students than minority .
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            baba thugdev
            Jul 14, 2015 at 7:03 am
            even banias now got a minority status through Jains. Money can buy anything.
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              dv1936
              Jul 9, 2015 at 8:29 am
              India is a fragmented and lopsided society today all because of its caste based political philosophy. It is also the reason of rampant corruption in the Country. It is time to stop this nonsense and make all Indians equal. There should be no special reservation etc for anybody based on caste etc. Let merit be the only criteria.
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                ah
                Jul 9, 2015 at 8:22 am
                ye nayee NAUTANKI .......... it will help MINORITIES in ore ways than one ................. Minorities should have their own consution from Majority ............ that way NO INTERFERENCE ............ Majority can do whatever it wants with Majority and Minority can do the same .................. PARALLEL systems.
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                  gajarajkumbli
                  Jul 9, 2015 at 1:50 pm
                  The pseudo sickularists should know that in a secular country, no special privilege can be given to any particular faith. They have to follow universal law on education or marriage. If they want to study in madarssa or marry several women, they can go to any country they like that allows them to do so.
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                    gajarajkumbli
                    Jul 9, 2015 at 1:51 pm
                    Y does this article say it is controversial decisions. Indian governments gave 60 years for our Muslim brothers to come out of their mindset, and adapt to new education system. It is true that Madrasas do not teach more than basic knowledge. If the Muslim community has to grow and prosper, they have to adapt new education means. Media talks of bringing up all communities, when government takes some decisions media starts calling controversies and blah blah. What is the purpose of this bias article? Is media doing any good for any community or just trying to malign the image of majorities? non congress govts? Media is among the worst bias media of all.
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                      M. Parthasarathi
                      Jul 8, 2015 at 8:38 pm
                      Fully endorse Venkatakrishnan. Minority managements aim to benefit from the grants given to minority insutions: their aim is not to educate minority students
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                        issac Pakkiasamy,Tamil
                        Jul 9, 2015 at 11:05 am
                        This is like a guy who does not want to do anything to the society stopping others CD-ROM doing it.if the majority community is true to its value why they do not have such facilities as provided by the minority .Most of the majority community children go to schools run by minority because they find value in themstead of working to compete acting without any society value make the community which says'majority' to be minority.
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                          George Cruz
                          Jul 8, 2015 at 8:55 pm
                          The BSM, is 100% correct in claiming that minority insutions have “misused” their privileges by adopting religion based curriculum entirely and expect them to be productive citizens of India with no skills to compete for jobs with the rest.
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                            Karthikeyan GT
                            Jul 9, 2015 at 9:28 am
                            The minority insute which I ped out from, conforms to this deviation: more minorities on the board and more majorities among the students. This needs correction.
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                              Mahesh Achuthan
                              Jul 9, 2015 at 2:20 pm
                              The misuse should be ceased. Just because organised caucus of minority insutions are able to allure students nearby or ferry from outside the outcome is same. Hungry or greedy stomachs are not to be given religion in the pretext of better education. There should be an uniformity and social justice. Foreign flow of funds from Dawood or propagators of India's disintegrations, under any cost should not be allowed to contaminate our young minds in the name of so called better educations. Bare in mind mere parrot copying of colonial or mogul invaders languages are not to be attempted to b as better education. Its in reality vice versa. Significantly contributes to pollute and divide our young minds. Government has every right to intervene to ensure free and fair education to all of its emerging students.
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                                Mahesh Achuthan
                                Jul 9, 2015 at 2:24 pm
                                The misuse should be ceased. Just because organised caucus of minority insutions are able to allure students of nearby or ferry from outside the outcome are the same. Hungry or greedy stomachs are not to be given religion in the pretext of better education. There should be an uniformity and social justice. Foreign flow of funds from Dawood or propagators of India's disintegrations, under any cost should not be allowed to contaminate our young minds in the name of so called better educations. Bare in mind mere parrot copying of colonial or mogul invaders languages are not to be attempted to b as better education. Its in reality vice versa. Significantly contributes to pollute and divide our young minds. Government has every right to intervene to ensure free and fair education to all of its emerging students.
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                                  Anand
                                  Jul 9, 2015 at 1:29 pm
                                  The demand of RSS seems logical.. They are not asking for closure of the insutions. Rather a review of the status and privileges on a logical way is sought.
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                                    Chandru
                                    Jul 9, 2015 at 7:56 am
                                    a SENSIBLE SUGGESTION- LONG OVERDUE At present this minority insution concept is highly misused- for eg: I am a hindu; I bring my driver and cook who are christians as members of my college/school board-then Voila- my insute becomes a Minority Insution!(2 out of 3 members are minority) there is one more racket in TN- called linguistic monority- bring in majority members whose mother tongue is not Tamil-then again they become linguistic minority insution ! Crazy? that is correct- the laws as they stand are crazy. It is not a contempt of justice I hope!
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                                      Parlikad Venkatakrishnan
                                      Jul 8, 2015 at 8:26 pm
                                      For once I agree with the RSS. Thas composition of the management must not be the criteria for the minority status. If we apply the composition of students to define the minority status, a;most all the educational insutions in India will loose the minority status.The minority status is only misused by these insutions to appoint their preferred staff and also to increase the fees. Being a one time President of a minority insution for many years in the past, I fully agree with RSS on this count
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                                        Rajesh Nadar
                                        Jul 9, 2015 at 3:58 pm
                                        Poor students from majority community doesn't having the interest study minority insutions, because they have no other way. Before the independence most of the educational insutions were run by christian missionaries in Tamilnadu. During Kamaraj Period most of these insution were taken as Govt or Govt aided insutions. But after taking government nothing would get changed. why i tell this because majority students of this insution still majority community and 100% staffs still minority community. even though person from majority community who had completed schooling or Graduation in minority insution, he/she is not eligible to working as a teaching staff of this insution. what kind strategy you have followed i don't know. But minority insution forced majority community girls to attend your religious cles, and test is to be conducted from religious your religious books. From my point minority insution looking majority students as a slaves for filling schools for making black money as a white money by trust and focusing india is a poor country. we(majority community) know who your are? because minority community masters(teachers) for us. IF you are continue to theft our(majority community) opportunity by the name of religion, one you should pay for this. According minority insution law you are intake 50% of from minority community and 50% of from other. but you have more than 50% from other community less than 20 to 15% from minority community. why you wouldn't follow this law in recruiting teachers? In case of teachers recruitment 90 to 100% from minority community and 0 to 5% from majority community.
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                                          rambabu chennuru
                                          Jul 14, 2015 at 7:53 pm
                                          religious and linguistic minority was defined at the time of making consution considering Hinduism as athe major religion. many decades later SC defined Hinduism as a way of living effectively delabelling it as a religion. Then in the absence of a majority religion how can Islam and christianity continue to be minorities. What is the basis ?
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                                            Ramesh B
                                            Jul 11, 2015 at 3:05 pm
                                            Why not extend the definition of "Minority" to any community which cannot decide the fate of even 5% of the embly seats of a state(irrespective of religion)?
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