CM Pinarayi says appeal aims at retaining govt’s power in matters relating to minorities
The break-up of scholarships sanctioned during the last three years showed Sikhs got 7.88 per cent, Buddhists 2.70 per cent, Jains 1,23 per cent and Parsis 0.014 per cent, respectively.
Oppn leader says government should not use the issue to create a rift between religions
The Muslim League and Congress have decided to take a strong stand in the minority scholarship issue.
The cardinal said the decision has been welcomed generally by the public.
The chief minister himself will hold discussions with legal experts.
80:20 ratio: Muslim outfits urge Kerala CM to explore legal options against HC order on minority scholarships, reinstate all benefits
The letter also sought the government’s intervention to bring out the truth in the social media campaign that crores of rupees are being spent for providing salary to madrassa teachers.
They want to ensure the deliberations do not further vitiate communal situation in Kerala
While the BJP asked government to clarify its stand on the issue, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan treaded a cautious path, saying the verdict needed to be studied in detail.
The Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC) has welcomed the High Court order quashing the state government’s order on providing scholarships to minorities on a percentage ratio of 80 to 20.
There are other special packages at the central level for addressing the backwardness of minorities and it is a great injustice that a confusion has been created about the 80-20 package, it said.