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 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 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 family tataly infused,psycologically shocked.please do somthing.
      1. V
        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
        1. T
          Jul 9, 2015 at 10:12 am
          minority insutions became money making machines, they are more interested in majority students than minority .
          1. B
            baba thugdev
            Jul 14, 2015 at 7:03 am
            even banias now got a minority status through Jains. Money can buy anything.
            1. d
              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.
            2. A
              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.
              1. G
                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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