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‘Will Challenge New Minority Definition’

The Karnataka State Minorities Educational Institutions Managements Federation has decided

Published: 21st June 2014 08:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2014 08:03 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: The Karnataka State Minorities Educational Institutions Managements Federation has decided to file a writ petition in the High Court challenging the State government’s new definition to determine the minority status of schools.

The Cabinet recently decided that a school needs to have 25 per cent of students from a particular minority community in order to get minority status.

C R Mohammed Imtiaz, chairperson of the federation, told reporters on Friday that the decision was a “blunder” and that it violated Constitutional provisions, and Supreme Court and High Court orders.

“It will be impossible for schools to have 25 per cent of their student strength belonging to a minority community. The government has to consult minority communities before taking decisions,” Imtiaz said.

The previous BJP government, in July 2012,  had issued an order that a school should have 75 per cent of students from one minority community to be eligible to claim minority status. 

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