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AMU minority issues :Read what smriti irani says

Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday backed the Centre's stand on the minority status of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), saying the government's stand is not contrary to the act of Parliament.

"The Government of India is taking a stand and this stand is not contrary to act of Parliament, it is not contrary to the stand taken by previous UPA government," Irani told the media here.

Refraining to comment on a sub-judice matter, Irani said the universities have been established in the country by an active Parliament.

Irani further said that the establishment of a university by an active Parliament is secular in nature.

"But under the reservation act, it also secures the Rights of Dalit, OBC, SC and ST children," she added.

The issue of restoration of minority character of AMU is at present pending with the Supreme Court but what has triggered off the protests is the Centre's recent decision to reverse the UPA regime's stand of supporting the university in the apex court on this issue.

On January 11, Attorney Journal Mukul Rohatagi, during the hearing of this case, had told the court that the NDA government did not support the idea of a state-funded minority institution in a secular state, sparking off a controversy.

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1 comment:


  1. NO SURPRISE:
    The BJP Govt has its own well known agenda,part of which is rejecting the Minority status of AMU and Jamia Millia Islamia.
    It has been clearly spelled by HRD Minister and certain BJP leaders.
    BJP Govt's change of Previous Govts stand,withdrawing from the petition at SC,against the judgement of High court of 2005,clearly depicts their bias against the Prime Muslim Educational Institutions of the Nation.
    It is not a matter of minority character in supreme court.It is projected in WRONG DIRECTION,WE DONT NEED any party's or any body’s favour atall.
    The main point is that Parliament has enacted in 1981.
    Any change can be done by parliament only.
    Pasha judgement of 1967 which is considered as prima facie by High court declaring “AMU NOT A MINORITY INSTITUTION”doesnt apply to AMU atall.
    Moreover AMU was not a party in that case.
    The Pasha judgement of 1967 has been an unnecessary imposition upon the AMU’s Joint petition with the then Government in 2005

    Dr Raza
    Moderator woaligs

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