M Pallonji

Minority gain

Are Parsis to gain the benefits granted by the government to minorities? Justifying the Union government’s various schemes for religious minorities the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) told the Supreme Court that minorities "have to be treated as the ‘weaker sections’ in India, where Hindus are ‘predominant,’” [Hindustan Times, (HT) August 2, 2021]. In an affidavit made before a bench headed by Justice Rohinton Nariman, NCM submitted that "In a country like India where the majority community is predominant, the minorities have to be treated as the weaker sections.” Nariman noted that Article 46 of the Constitution obligates the center to......

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